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Priamo next crash victim

A crash in the final kilometres of stage 12 saw several riders go down, with Matteo Priamo (CSF Group Navigare) taking the brunt of it. While he did finish the stage, his team reported that he broke his right elbow and won't continue the race. He is wearing a cast and is hoping to be back on the bike soon. Priamo won stage six.

Others involved in the crash were Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas), who wears the white jersey in the young rider classification in lieu of Giovanni Visconti (Quick Step). Aside from Priamo, other sprinters to go down were Milram's Erik Zabel, who was able to catch the bunch, but not the bunch sprint in the end and Mirco Lorenzetto (Lampre), who looked very torn up.

Stage 13 will provide another opportunity for the sprinters and another chance for crashes.

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