Elia Viviani fighting for fitness ahead of Cadel Evans race

Elia Viviani before stage 3 of the Tour Down Under
Elia Viviani before stage 3 of the Tour Down Under (Image credit: Cycllingnews)

Elia Viviani (Cofidis) is fighting to return to fitness to try and salvage something from his early season trip to Australia, having suffered a heavy crash during last week’s Tour Down Under.

The Italian fell heavily with around 30km to go on stage 2 of the six-stage race, suffering abrasions and a blow to his left knee. He went on to finish the remaining three stages but was well below his best.

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