Cunego okay despite crash

Giro d'Italia contender Damiano Cunego gave his team a scare after taking a fall in the closing...

Giro d'Italia contender Damiano Cunego gave his team a scare after taking a fall in the closing kilometres of the event's third stage, but any fears of the Italian being injured have been laid to rest. The Lampre-Fondital captain fell to the ground after tangling with another rider in the peloton during the closing three kilometres of the Barumini-Cagliari stage on the island of Sardinia.

The local squad's press however confirmed he didn't suffer any injuries as a result of his slide, stating: "no problem for Damiano Cunego."

The rider recovered to finish 164th on the stage, 42 seconds behind the leader, and holds 17th on general classification with the same margin to race-leader and fellow countryman Enrico Gasparotto (Liquigas).

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