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Visconti to undergo surgery on broken tibia

By:
Cycling News
Published:
January 19, 11:04,
Updated:
January 19, 23:18
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Sunday, January 19, 2014
Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) wins the stage.

Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) wins the stage.

  • Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) wins the stage.
  • Giovanni Visconti receives medical attention after a crash
  • Giovanni Visconti on his new Canyon bike

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Italian crashes during People's Choice Classic

Giovanni Visconti [Movistar] has been taken to hospital after fracturing his leg in a crash during the People's Choice Classic.

The Italian came down in the early stages of the race, after a number of riders collided in front of him. While the others involved in the crash managed to re-start the race, Visconti was left on the ground. He was taken to a nearby hospital with a suspected broken tibia in his right leg.

Movistar later confirmed that Visconti had indeed broken his leg and he will undergo surgery on the injury, this evening. Race Doctor Mark Fisher confirmed that Visconti would have a rod put into the bone and is expected to be in hospital for three to four days.

Race Director Mike Turtur extended his sympathies to Visconti, saying that "it's an unfortunate accident that sometimes happens in racing but we'll all have the support we can to Giovanni and his team as he recovers from his injuries."

Visconti was in Australia to race at the Tour Down Under, which is due to start on January 21.

ultimobici 7 months ago
What's happened to your spellchecker?
KapurAS 7 months ago
Misspelled name in the title, that must be the most glaring error when someone looks over this which begs the question if they even read over what they write.
Juan Geovany Carrazana 7 months ago
What a shame Visconti is a great rider, is also a shame that Cyclingnews couldn't spell his name correctly.
optica 7 months ago
Bad luck to start the year with such an injury....I hope he his able to make a quick recovery.
Mark Schwitau 7 months ago
Awesome talent.
Uncle_Tod 7 months ago
Jesus does Cyclingnews never check their articles? "it's unfortunate accident" should be it's an unfortunate accident... I mean come on it should have been corrected by now.
samallan 7 months ago
Who cares about the spelling and grammar, what about the injury!