Broken rib for Rebellin

The Gerolsteiner camp has reported that Giro d'Italia captain Davide Rebellin is out of the race due...

The Gerolsteiner camp has reported that Giro d'Italia captain Davide Rebellin is out of the race due to a broken rib, the result of a crash in Stage 10. On the rest day, Rebellin underwent a detailed examination at the hospital in Prato. Based on the X-rays, doctors diagnosed a broken rib as well as a deep flesh wound below his right knee.

"Our team doctor Giuliano Peruzzi already determined yesterday that it could be a serious injury, and registered him for X-rays in the Prato hospital," said team director Christian Henn. "Davide was in a lot of pain breathing." Henn also noted that Rebellin had broken a rib "a couple of ribs higher" during the Vuelta a Pais Vasco, which hindered him in the Ardennes Classics.

Rebellin returned home today and will start his recovery there. "It's a shame that I have to leave my home tour in this way, because by the end of the week there would have been another suitable stage for me," said Rebellin.

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