Italy's Damiano Cunego, 26 years-old of Team Lampre, is set to make his return to racing in the Tre Valli Varesine in two weeks. It will be one week after the Olympic road race he was forced to skip due to an injury sustained in the Tour de France.
Cunego crashed in stage 18 of the Tour de France. There were no fractures, but there were many contusions on the chest, belly, face and arms. He received five stitches on the chin and bandages on his chest and arms that night in Saint-Étienne.
Yesterday, a neurological check at a hospital near his home in Verona ruled out any further problems, though Cunego still suffers from headaches confirmed by Lampre's press officer Andrea Appiani. Doctors said the pain should pass in the next days. Following an unsuccessful return in San Sebastián, he is clear to return to training at low intensities. His programme should include Tre Valli Varesine (August 19). GP Plouay (24) and the Deutschland Tour (29 - September 6).