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Bennati out with fractured vertebra


Daniele Bennati will be out of racing the rest of the spring with a fractured vertebra suffered in a crash at Milan-San Remo on Saturday. The Tinkoff Team rider “will have an enforced period of rest for at least a month before he can resume training.”

In a press release, the team said that the Italian was involved in a crash shortly before the Cipressa. He was unable to avoid a crash in front of him, “toppled from his bike and fell, landing on his left buttock.”

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Scans showed the fractured L4 vertebra, near the bottom of the spine. After his rest period he will undergo further assessments to determine his return to racing.

The 35-year-old Italian won the first stage of the Vuelta a Andalucia/Ruta del Sol in February.

You can read more at Cyclingnews.com





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