NANTES, France - Spanish rider Angel Gomez needed treatment on the roadside after crashing during Monday's third stage of the Tour de France.
Gomez, who races for the Saunier Duval team, was involved in a spill with two other riders, and lay still on the road for several moments as aides rushed to his help.
He was taken away on a stretcher, although his injuries were not immediately known.
French rider Matthieu Sprick of Bouygues Telecom, and Danish rider Nicki Sorensen of Team CSC, were also involved in the fall, which took place about 30 kilometres from the end of the 208-kilometre trek from Saint-Malo to Nantes.
Both riders got up and did not appear to be hurt.