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Nairo Quintana suffers a fall during stage 11 of the Vuelta A Espana

Nairo Quintana suffers a fall during stage 11 of the Vuelta A Espana

Nairo Quintana suffers a fall during stage 11 of the Vuelta A Espana

Nairo Quintana crashed out of the Vuelta A Espana on Wednesday after the Colombian Movistar rider suffered a second fall in as many days during the 11th stage.

Quintana was leading the overall standings heading into Tuesday's time trial but a spectacular high-speed tumble led to him dropping down to 11th, nearly 3-1/2 minutes behind Spaniard Alberto Contador, who took over the leader's red jersey.

Quintana "feels pain in his right-hand shoulder and has been moved by ambulance to a medical center to check on any fractures," Movistar said on their Twitter feed (@Movistar_Team).

The incident happened around the 20-kilometre mark of Wednesday's 154.4-km stage, which started in Pamplona and finishes after a steep climb to San Miguel de Aralar.

Watch the crash below:

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