Giro d'Italia: Bruseghin abandons following a rough start
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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Giro d'Italia: Bruseghin abandons following a rough start

by VeloNation Press at 10:00 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Injury
A very bad week for the Italian

The Giro d'Italia is now over for Caisse d'Epargne leader Marzio Bruseghin.  The Italian was involved in several crashes during the week, including the race-ending incident involving Christian Vande Velde during stage three.  The American was forced to abandon the race 30 kilometers from the finish with a broken collarbone.

Bruseghin was suffering from injuries to his knee, ribs and hip, and was unable to continue.  Today's 215 kilometer stage features 20 kilometers of strade bianche (white gravel roads) on the run-in to the finish and will be punishing for the riders.

The Caisse d'Epargne rider has had several top ten finishes in the Giro d'Italia, including third place overall in 2008.  He was in 167th place, already 26 minutes and 18 seconds behind race leader Vicenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Doimo).






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