CORDENONS, Italy (AFP) — Spanish rider Angel Vicioso (Katusha), injured in a fall during the ninth stage of the Giro d’Italia, will take no further part in the race, his team announced on Monday.
The 36-year-old former Giro stage winner suffered three broken ribs, a wrist fracture, a damaged left shoulder, and bruising to his right side during the crash on Sunday.
He managed to finish the stage in Florence in 177th position at the back of the peloton.
Monday was a rest day for the riders before Tuesday’s 167-kilometer 10th stage from Cordenons in northeast Italy to Montasio.
Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) is currently the race leader, ahead of Australia’s Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) and Dutch rider Robert Gesink (Blanco). Last year’s Tour de France winner, Bradley Wiggins (Sky) of Britain, is 1:16 back in fourth.