Cancellara crashes

Fassa Bortolo strongman Fabian Cancellara came down towards the finish of the fifth stage yesterday,...

Fassa Bortolo strongman Fabian Cancellara came down towards the finish of the fifth stage yesterday, but fortunately wasn't seriously injured. The crash happened with a couple of kilometres to go, as the peloton was winding up for the sprint. "Bernucci and I crashed into a Francaise des Jeux rider who had missed a corner," said Cancellara. "Fortunately I didn't do any damage, save for some skin off on my right hand."

Lorenzo Bernucci commented, "I saw the rider from the French team slide out and I ended up in the barriers. I threw the bike down and I managed to stay on my feet. Fortunately I didn't do myself any harm."

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