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Ferrari set to apologize to Cavendish after Giro d'Italia crash

By:
Daniel Benson
Published:
May 09, 2012, 1:30 BST,
Updated:
May 09, 2012, 2:30 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Race:
Giro d'Italia, Stage 3
Roberto Ferrari (Androni-Venezuela) brought down Mark Cavendish.

Roberto Ferrari (Androni-Venezuela) brought down Mark Cavendish.

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Change of heart from Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela rider

Roberto Ferrari (Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela) will make a public apology to Mark Cavendish (Team Sky) at the start of stage 4 of the Giro d'Italia, after the Italian was blamed for causing a mass-pile up during the sprint to decide stage 3.

Mark Cavendish and race leader Taylor Phinney (BMC) were among those that crashed after Ferrari deviated from his racing line.

After the finish Ferrari appeared unapologetic, while Cavendish questioned whether the Italian should be removed from the race by the UCI commissaires.

In a clear PR exercise to ease the tension and bury the hatchet, Ferrari will greet Cavendish - quite likely in full view of television cameras, and offer his apology.

In a team statement, Androni announced: "After getting over the nervous tension of the race, Roberto Ferrari has declared he will publicly apologize to Mark Cavendish and to the other riders involved in the fall at the end of stage 3."

 

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