Simon Yates confirms knee injury from stage 4 crash in Giro d’Italia

NAPOLI, ITALY - MAY 14: Simon Yates of United Kingdom and Team BikeExchange - Jayco competes during the 105th Giro d'Italia 2022, Stage 8 a 153km stage from Napoli to Napoli / #Giro / #WorldTour / on May 14, 2022 in Napoli, Italy. (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
Simon Yates during stage 8 of the Giro (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Giro d’Italia GC contender Simon Yates (Bike Exchange-Jayco) has confirmed that his crash early on stage 4 has left him currently battling through the race with an injured knee.

The Briton has not talked to media about the effects of the crash until today’s stage start in Naples, but on Saturday morning Yates said that his knee is “not at 100 percent, but getting better every day.”

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.