Fractured hand for Petacchi

Crashing heavily on his side with around 15 kilometres to go in Sunday's HEW-Cyclassics, Fassa...

Crashing heavily on his side with around 15 kilometres to go in Sunday's HEW-Cyclassics, Fassa Bortolo sprinter Alessandro Petacchi was immediately taken to hospital in Hamburg, where doctors revealed he had fractured his right hand. As a consequence, the 31 year-old will require an operation, although at the time, it was yet to be decided whether it would be conducted in Germany or in Italy.

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