Tao Geoghegan Hart has efficiently undergone surgical procedure to scale back his fracture within the hip and femur space following his crash throughout stage 11 of the Giro d’Italia.
The Ineos Grenadiers co-leader crashed out of the race in a multi-rider fall simply previous the summit of the Colla di Bossi climb with 69km to race on Wednesday. He was unable to face and indicated to his teammates to proceed with out him, figuring out he was injured and that his Giro was over.
Geoghegan Hart was taken to the Villa Scassi hospital in Genova by a race ambulance. He underwent surgical procedure late within the night after medical doctors realized the advanced nature of his fracture.
“I am devastated that is how my Giro ended,” Geoghegan Hart wrote on social media (opens in new tab) on Wednesday night.” Thanks all on your messages and assist. I used to be so excited concerning the the rest of this race and loving each minute of it. Arrivederci Giro d’Italia.”
Ineos Grenadiers crew supervisor Rod Ellingworth confirmed on Thursday morning that Geoghegan Hart had undergone surgical procedure. The Villa Scassi hospital additionally issued a short replace.
“The affected person underwent surgical procedure throughout the night to scale back and repair a fancy fracture of the femur,” the assertion reads, indicating osteosynthesis with plates or screws, was additionally carried out.
“The surgical procedure was carried out by the crew of Dr. Luca Pandolfo, the director of the Orthopedic and Trauma unit of the Villa Scassi hospital. The surgical procedure and post-operation part went effectively. The affected person is is sweet situation and is beginning a strategy of rehabilitation.”
Ineos Grenadiers had been initially in shock after Wednesday’s stage however focussed on defending Geraint Thomas‘ maglia rosa throughout Thursday’s stage 12 to Rivoli close to Turin.
Earlier than Friday’s first excessive mountain stage to Crans Montana in Switzerland, Thomas leads Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Vista) by simply two seconds, with João Almeida (UAE Staff Emirates) third at 22 seconds.
“As a crew, we have be received to look forward,” Ineos Grenadiers lead director sportif Matteo Tosatto advised Cyclingnews on Thursday.
“It was an enormous blow to lose Tao, he was combating for victory and will have received the Giro, completed on the rostrum or massively helped Geraint Thomas. Tao and Geraint might have accomplished nice issues collectively, now Geraint is the only real chief of the crew.”
Thomas revealed that the riders had swapped messages with Geoghegan Hart through a gaggle chat and wished him a speedy restoration.
“He is in good spirits. He had his operation and hopefully, he’ll be again quickly. He has nice assist from the crew and his household and associates,” Thomas stated.
“It was a shock at first however we have had a great spirit within the crew all yr and we’re simply seeking to proceed that now.”
With the lack of Filippo Ganna to COVID-19 within the first week and Geoghegan Hart’s crash, Ineos Grenadiers are down to 6 riders because the excessive mountain levels start. Pavel Sivakov additionally crashed exhausting on stage 11 however was in a position to proceed within the Giro, and was again pulling the peloton throughout Thursday’s stage.
Ben Swift and Salvatore Puccio can work on the flat roads and early elements of the climbs, whereas Laurens De Plus, Sivakov and Thymen Arensman will play a significant position within the mountains.