Vincenzo Nibali’s Giro d'Italia challenge in doubt after training crash

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Vincenzo Nibali’s Giro d’Italia hopes are up in the air after the Italian crashed in training on Wednesday. The rider has been diagnosed with a broken radius in his right wrist and will undergo surgery on Thursday, in Switzerland. His Trek-Segafredo team has not confirmed whether he will still ride the Giro d'Italia, which starts next month, opting to make a call post-surgery.

The two-time Giro champion recently returned from an altitude camp on Tenerife and was training near his home in Lugano, Switzerland, just over the Italian border, when he hit the deck. Nibali fell on his wrist and was taken to the hospital right after the incident.

“Unfortunately we have to inform you that Vincenzo Nibali fell this morning during training and hit his right wrist,” read a statement from Trek-Segafredo. “Radiographic checks are now in progress at Lugano hospital to understand the extent of the problem. More updates will come later."

The team released a further statement on Wednesday to confirm the fractured bone.

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