Mori returns to peloton

The Coppa Sabatini will mark an important comeback for Lampre-Fondital's Massimiliano Mori two and a half months after an accident in which he suffered a broken pelvis. In late July, Mori hit a car while out training on roads near his home in Tuscany. He also suffered head wounds and a light concussion.

"It's a great joy being able to take part in a race in this season," said Mori. "I thought it was impossible; when I was in hospital and I was told my pelvis was broken, I thought my season was already ended. However, my recovery was faster than usual and I could stand up from bed after 20 days. I began to train in swimming pool and then, one month after, I began to pedal.

"My will to come back to races was enormous and I was helped by the support received by my team-mates and my friends. On Thursday I finally will be in the peloton. I hope I can be useful to the team, even if my fitness is not at the top. After Sabatini I will take part in Emilia and Beghelli, and then in Japan for Japan Cup".

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