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Crashes in Tirreno-Adriatico for Gutiérrez and Serrano

By Monika Prell

Spaniards Iván Gutiérrez and Ricardo Serrano and Mexican Moisés Aldape Chavez were tangled in crashes during the finale of yesterday's stage of Tirreno-Adriatico. The peloton was gearing for the sprint for fifth place when the various crashes happened.

Gutiérrez (Caisse d'Epargne) suffered a strong blow to his left shoulder and was taken to the hospital in Perugia. He's still under observation.

Ricardo Serrano (Tinkoff Credit Systems) also visited the hospital but x-rays excluded any fractures. He will be able to start in today's stage even with a tremendous amount of pain in his left shoulder.

28 year-old Aldape Chávez (Ceramica Panaria-Navigare), after landing hard on the right-side of his face, lost conciseness for a few minutes. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, CAT scans were performed at the hospital in Perugia and all systems responded normally. It is not sure if he will start in today's stage.

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