By Susan Westemeyer
Paolo Tiralongo of Team Lampre survived the Tour de Suisse's hailstorm but crashed in the good weather and sunshine, 63 kilometres before the finish line, along with several others. While the others were able to continue, the Italian remained flat on the ground before being fitted with a neck brace and driven off in an ambulance.
Apparently it wasn't as bad as it could have been, though. hln.be reported that he came away with only a broken finger, while his team's website, lampre-fondital.com, said he was treated for multiple hand contusions and a neck injury.