Quick.Step rider Luca Paolini will be able to participate in Saturday's Giro di Lombardia after all. The Italian injured his right hand in a collision with the T-Mobile team car in Paris-Tour last Sunday, and was feared to have broken its scaphoid bone.
Nevertheless, further x-ray examinations yesterday revealed that Paolini only suffered a severe contusion and that he will be able to attend his last race alongside his Quick.Step teammates. "I'm very happy to race wearing a Quick.Step jersey for the last time," Paolini told tuttobiciweb.com. "What pleases me above all is that I'll be able to support Paolo Bettini in the race, hoping that he will do a great Lombardia. It would be well-deserved."