Giro d'Italia: Vincenzo Nibali sustains rib injury in stage 15 crash

GORIZIA ITALY MAY 23 Vincenzo Nibali of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo during the 104th Giro dItalia 2021 Stage 15 a 147km stage from Grado to Gorizia UCIworldtour girodiitalia Giro on May 23 2021 in Gorizia Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo) during stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Vincenzo Nibali is undergoing assessment of a rib injury on Sunday evening after he fell in the opening kilometres of stage 15 of the Giro d’Italia. His Trek-Segafredo team said that Nibali had fallen from a standing position after braking to avoid the mass crash that caused the neutralisation of the stage shortly after the start in Grado. 

“Although none of our riders were directly involved in the early stage massive crash, unfortunately, Vincenzo Nibali fell from a standstill after braking to avoid a bicycle on the ground,” read a statement from Trek-Segafredo after the finish in Gorizia.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.