Fractured vertebrae for Küng in Giro d'Italia crash

Stefan Küng (BMC)

Stefan Küng (BMC) (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)

As BMC celebrated Philippe Gilbert's stage 12 victory at the Giro d'Italia on thursday, Stefan Küng was in the back of an ambulance on his way to a hospital in Vicenza with a compression fracture of his T9 vertebrae after crashing inside the final 25km of the race. Two riders from the CCC Sprandi Polkowice team fell in front of Küng on the slippery second last descent of the day, and the Swiss rider was unable to avoid falling himself

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