Crashes hit Giro again

Stage 11 saw a series of crashes again hit the Giro d'Italia, following a crash-filled opening week. The biggest crash of the day was that of race leader Giovanni Visconti (Quick Step), who has reportedly been taken to hospital after the stage for x-rays.

As Visconti went down he took Levi Leipheimer (Astana), Leonardo Piepoli (Saunier Duval-Scott) and Emanuele Sella (CSF Group Navigare) down with him. There's been no word on the result of Visconti's "I have a great fear," said Sella of crashing. "There was a tree [which could] have been much worse."

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