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Bahrain-Merida say they’re extra interested by Domenico Pozzovivo’s restoration from an incident with automotive whilst coaching ahead of it offers any hopes to him racing once more.

The Italian climber used to be hit head on by way of a Fiat Grande Punto on Sunday whilst coaching close to his house in Cosenza. He broke his leg, arm, collarbone and ribs.

Los angeles Gazzetta dello Game reported him as pronouncing: “They put an finish to my occupation.”

“He’s taken a just right hit,” crew physician Emilio Magni informed Los angeles Gazzetta.

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“The principle goal, even making an allowance for that Domenico is 36, is to totally get better the person. We will be able to consider the athlete later.”

The newspaper headlined the object this morning that Pozzovivo “rischia di smettere” or “dangers quitting” given the severity of the incident in Italy’s southern area of Reggio Calabria.

His father stated that the motive force of the auto took a curve just a little huge and Pozzovivo, hit head on, ended up at the bonnet. As a substitute of heading to the Vuelta a España subsequent week, the place he used to be to guide the crew with Vincenzo Nibali excited about different races, he’s recuperating in a health facility.

The danger is that once 15 years within the skilled ranks, two times 5th total within the Giro d’Italia, the 36-year-old may well be prohibited from racing once more. The excellent news is that Pozzovivo is mindful and his lifestyles used to be now not in danger within the incident.

“Domenico has fractures in his clavicle, humerus and ulna of the left arm; the suitable tibia and fibula,” Magni added.

“The fractures of the humerus, ulna and tibia are open. At the moment and with this scientific snapshot, it’s rather critical. There’s a lung contusion, however in this day and age there aren’t any ventilatory issues.

“It’s not a easy image, however Pozzovivo, who by no means misplaced awareness after the coincidence, is calm and mindful.”

Pozzovivo used to be transferred to the orthopaedic ward for additional examinations and to permit the docs to have clearer image of the wounds. The crew will make a decision if he’ll switch to every other health facility or stay in Cosenza.



He had simply returned house after completing the Excursion of Poland 12th total in the back of winner Pavel Sivakov (Ineos). Bahrain-Merida had him down to try for the Vuelta, going for the full and likewise aiming for degree victories. The race begins subsequent Saturday close to Alicante.

“He didn’t’ want this incident,” stated his agent, Raimondo Scimone. “After I were given the decision from his spouse, I iced up. I had the similar scare as after I heard about Michele Scarponi.”

Scarponi, who Scimone additionally controlled, died when hit by way of a truck in 2017.

Pozzovivo suffered in numerous crashes over years: facial and head accidents within the 2015 Giro d’Italia and within the 2019 Flèche Wallonne, a concussion.

“Should you imagine the coincidence, it went neatly for him,” stated his father Leonardo Pozzovivo. “However moderately, dangerous success haunts him.”

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