Jared Graves' season came to an early halt yesterday as he crashed out in Finale Ligure.

Despite being pictured in a neck brace and on a stretcher, Graves escaped with a dislocated ankle. It brings to an end his first season on Specialized that includes a win in Colorado but also a number of DNFs thanks to crashes and punctures.

On Instagram, Graves said: "Not how I planned my season to end. Not as bad as it looks, somewhat overkill ambulance protocol for a dislocated ankle. The neck brace was a bit much but the body straps took it to 11."

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Graves currently sits 30th in the EWS rankings and will be hoping for a much less disrupted season next year. Healing vibes go out to Graves and we hope he has a strong off season to come back fighting in 2017.

The Finale Ligure EWS comes to an end today with Martin Maes and Cecile Ravanel leading after day one.