Unlucky 13 for Mandri

Estonian René Mandri may not have had triskaidekaphobia when he was given race number 13 at the start of the Giro d'Italia, but that may change after the AG2R La Mondiale rider helped to initiate the stage six winning breakaway only to crash out and abandon the race.

The group of twelve riders were pushing to the limit to try to extend a two minute lead on the peloton when, 76 kilometres into the stage, Mandri crashed hard, suffering a broken vertebra and several fractured ribs and a perforated lung.

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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura's specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.