Italian Fabrizio Guidi (Phonak) has broken his right arm after crashing in Gent-Wevelgem. The crash happened 12 kilometres after the start on a tough stretch in the road, an Guidi was one of a number of riders to come down. Guidi crashed on his side and his head hit a road sign. Fortunately, he did not suffer any head injuries. The radius on his right lower arm has been set with three pins after a 45 minute operation in hospital in Tielt. Guidi will spend the night in hospital as a precaution and will fly home tomorrow.
"Fabrizio Guidi will be out of the running for four to six weeks," said Phonak doctor Thomas Klimaschka. That means that Guidi, who was in good form in Tirreno-Adriatico where he finished third on GC, will not be able to start at the Giro d'Italia.