Alessandro De Marchi suffers broken collarbone, ribs in Giro d'Italia crash

Giro d'Italia 2021 - 104th Edition - 5th stage Modena - Cattolica 177 km - 12/05/2021 - Alessandro De Marchi (ITA - Israel Start-Up Nation) - photo Dario Belingheri/BettiniPhoto©2021
Alessandro De Marchi (Israel Start-Up Nation) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Alessandro De Marchi (Israel Start-Up Nation) has been forced out of the Giro d'Italia after a crash early during stage 12 from Siena to Bagno di Romagna. 

The incident took place with just over 185 kilometers to go in the 212-kilometer stage with cameras only focussing on De Marchi as medical teams rushed to his aid at the side of the road.

He was put on a stretcher before being transported to hospital. Earlier in the stage, De Marchi had been on the attack and was a prominent figure in trying to establish a breakaway. It appears that he was the only rider to come down in the fall. 

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.