No fractures for Miguel Ángel López after crashing out of Giro d’Italia time trial

Giro d'Italia 2020 - 103th Edition - 1st stage Monreale - Palermo 15,1 km - 03/10/2020 - Miguel Angel Lopez (COL - Astana Pro Team) - photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2020
Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team) crashed out of stage 1 of the 2020 Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Bettini Image)

Miguel Ángel López’s Giro d’Italia came to a premature end when he crashed heavily during the opening time trial in Palermo. He lost control of his bike in the closing part of the stage after appearing to hit a bump in the road and he crashed into the barriers at the roadside.

The Astana rider was taken to hospital in Palermo, where it was established that he suffered no fractures, though he underwent surgery to repair a wound close to his iliac artery.

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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.