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García Acosta and Lorenzetto injured

By:
Brecht Decaluwé
Published:
April 06, 2009, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:06 BST
Edition:
Flanders Edition Cycling News for April 6, 2009

Caisse d'Epargne's Txente García Acosta and Team Lampre-NGC's Mirco Lorenzetto were injured during...

Caisse d'Epargne's Txente García Acosta and Team Lampre-NGC's Mirco Lorenzetto were injured during the Tour of Flanders on Sunday.

García Acosta abandoned after he was injured in a crash at kilometer 140. The unlucky rider from Navarra was transported by ambulance to a hospital in Zottegem, where x-rays confirmed that the head of his left radius bone was broken. His arm was put into a cast by a surgeon and he later returned to the hotel to join his teammates after the race.

Sunday was an unfortunate day for Lorenzetto, too. He also had to withdraw after a crash. Lorenzetto was attempting to remove a layer of clothing near the first feed zone when the garment got caught in his bike and brought him down hard.

"Mirco suffered cranio-facial trauma on his left side," said the Lampre-NGC's Dr. Andreazzoli. "He also has injuries to his left shoulder and pelvis. He will be kept in the hospital until Tuesday for further evaluation and observation."

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