Van Emden breaks five ribs in Giro d’Italia crash

Giro d'Italia 2021 - 104th Edition - 15th stage Grado - Gorizia 147 km - 22/05/2021 - Crash - Jos Van Emden (NED - Jumbo - Visma) - photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2021
Josh van Emden (Team Jumbo-Visma) after the crash with multiple adhesions on rider's right being viewed by assisting official (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

There was little doubt Jos van Emden’s Giro d’Italia was over after the mass crash on the causeway just outside the start town of stage 15 of the Giro d’Italia, with the Jumbo-Visma rider on the ground and clearly suffering as the camera panned over the aftermath. Beneath his shredded jersey and several abrasions, the team said the rider had suffered from five broken ribs and a lung contusion.

“For us it was not the best stage today,” said sports director Arthur van Dongen in a team statement. “After all the days we tried to be in the breakaways, our plan today was to save our forces a bit for the tough final week ahead. 

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