Kwiatkowski discovers he's been racing with a broken rib since Trofeo Laigueglia

Michal Kwiatkowski during stage 2 of Tirreno-Adriatico 2021
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Michal Kwiatkowski had suffered with more than nasty road rash since he crashed at Trofeo Laigueglia at the start of this month, with the Ineos Grenadiers rider discovering he'd tackled a block of racing with a broken rib. 

Just three days after the crash with Andrea Bagioli (Deceuninck QuickStep) at the 1.Pro race the 2014 world champion lined up to race the gravel roads of Strade Bianche. He didn’t finish but then soon lined up for the week long Tirreno-Adriatico before taking to the start line of the first Monument of the season, the 299 kilometre Milan-San Remo.

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