Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Continúa en estado grave ciclista cubano Pedro Pablo Pérez

La Habana, 14 jul (PL) El ciclista cubano Pedro Pablo Pérez, quíntuple campeón de la Vuelta a su país, continúa hoy en estado grave, luego de sufrir un accidente en la madrugada de este lunes en la occidental provincia de Pinar del Río.

Según la Agencia de Información Nacional, el antillano se encuentra ingresado en el hospital Comandante Pinares de la localidad de San Cristóbal, unos 232 kilómetros al oeste de esta capital, con una severa contusión cerebral y pronósticos reservados.

El pedalista, clasificado a los Juegos Olímpicos de Beijing-2008, conducía un auto Lada, cuando ocurrió el percance, que aún investigan las autoridades del tránsito.



Cuban cyclist Perez in coma from car crash, will miss Beijing Olympics
Tuesday, July 15, 2008

HAVANA: Cuban cyclist Pedro Pablo Perez is in a coma following a car crash and will miss the Beijing Olympics.

The 31-year-old Perez suffered "cerebral ... lacerations and remains in a coma" after a traffic accident on Monday in San Cristobal in the western province of Pinar del Rio, according to the Communist Party newspaper Granma on Tuesday.

Perez, who competed in the road race at the 2000 Sydney Games and qualified for Beijing, was in a vehicle in the crash but it was uncertain whether he was a driver or passenger.

A spokesman for the national cycling team refused to comment.

Perez medaled at the 1999 and 2003 Pan American Games, and this year won his fifth Tour of Cuba.

He is married to Yoanka Gonzalez, 2004 world champion in scratch cycling. She was not present at the time of the crash.


  1. and now in english??????

  2. Pedro Pablo crashed his Lada driving through Pinar del Rio and is in grave condition with massive head injuries.

  3. I heard from a close friend in Cuba that PPP had a female passenger with him at the time of the accident and that she did not survive.


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