The Dutchman’s Scott Foil RC was snapped clear in two locations after he was despatched flying right into a barrier on the fitting hand facet of the highway with lower than 4km remaining to be raced.
Each the highest tube and the down tube had been break up aside, leaving the body in items and the collectively solely by the cables that had been internally routed by means of the down tube.
Skilled groups are often unwilling to attract consideration to broken merchandise from key sponsors, however Group DSM themselves circulated a video clearly displaying the damaged bike.
After the lead group automotive discovered of the crash, a mechanic grabbed a spare bike and rode over to Tusveld, who was on his toes and will get going once more. The mechanic then grabbed the damaged bike, having to make use of each fingers, earlier than bundling it again in direction of the group automotive.
Tusveld completed the stage earlier than present process medical examinations, which revealed no severe accidents, and he ought to be capable of combat on on this Giro, stage 3 going down Monday for 213km from Vasto to Melfi.
“Scans have fortunately revealed no damaged bones,” learn an announcement from Group DSM. “Nevertheless, he does have a number of contusions and immediately is one other massive influence on high of his crash from earlier than his journey to Italy.
“We hope for a very good evening of restoration earlier than tomorrow’s stage.”
Tusveld was the primary rider to hit the deck within the crash that occurred simply over 3km from the end of Sunday’s flat and in any other case quiet stage 2. There was a domino impact within the peloton as riders had been budged proper, and Tusveld went down together with the likes of Mark Cavendish (Astana-Qazaqstan), Daan Hoole (Trek-Segafredo), and Max Kanter (Movistar).
Race chief Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-QuickStep) blamed Kaden Groves for the incident, claiming the Alpecin-Deceuninck sprinter pushed Davide Ballerini out to the fitting, sparking the domino impact. Alpecin-Deceuninck defended their rider after the accusation.
All 176 riders completed the stage, though there was some GC injury, with the likes of Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos Grenadiers), Jay Vine (UAE Group Emirates) and a number of other others caught up behind the crash.
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