Emanuel Buchmann forced to abandon Giro d'Italia in stage 15 mass crash

Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-Hansgrohe)
Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) at the Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images)

Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) has been forced to abandon the Giro d’Italia following a mass crash during the opening kilometres of stage 15 in Grado. The German rider received medical attention onsite and he was later confirmed to have suffered a mild concussion and with several bruises on his face and hip.

"After the fall, Emu was taken straight to hospital. A CT scan ruled out any broken bones. He sustained a mild concussion and several bruises on his face and hip. In addition, he has a wound in his mouth on the inside of his lower lip," confirmed Christopher Edler, team doctor at Bora-hansgrohe.

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