Team Milram was hit hard by crashes and injuries during the Classics season, and while most of those...
Team Milram was hit hard by crashes and injuries during the Classics season, and while most of those riders are now beginning to return to riding, the jinx continues. The team has lost two Giro riders to injuries.
Alberto Ongarato was involved in a mass crash in the fourth stage, hurting his knee enough to force him out of the race. The knee is doing better and, now, he is training again. Teammate Fabio Sabatini will have to wait until he resumes training, though. He was involved in the same crash, but managed to stay in the race until the stage 14, when a broken femur was diagnosed. Sabatini will have to rest for 15 days.
The Classics victims Fabio Sacchi, Volodymyr Dyudya and Björn Schröder have all recovered and are racing again. Marco Velo, who was most seriously injured during the infamous Kemmelberg crash of Gent-Wevelgem, is back on his bike again, but only for one hour a day. Teammate Dennis Haueisen, who underwent emergency stomach surgery, has also started up with light training again.
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