Pozzovivo, in intensive care after being run over

The Italian cyclist was hit by a vehicle while training in Italy. Fractures of one arm and one leg will prevent him from taking the Vuelta a España exit.


The Italian cyclist Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida) fractured this Monday an arm and a leg after being hit by a car while training on the outskirts of Cosenza (southern Italy) to prepare the next v33 36 years old and professional since 2005, was hit in the Italian morning by a car at a crossroads and was urgently transferred to the hospital "Annunziata" of Cosenza, according to local newspapers.

The cyclist, who recently participated in the Tour of Poland, never lost consciousness, but the exams he underwent at the southern hospital detected a broken arm and leg. His team, Bahrain Merida, reported that the corridor was stable in the intensive care unit, waiting to be operated on the injuries suffered.

The ambulance was called by the driver of the Fiat Grande Punto car that ran over Pozzovivo, whose accident will prevent him from competing in the Tour of Spain, which will be played between August 24 and September 15.

This year, the Italian had already suffered a serious accident in April, while competing in the Walloon Arrow.



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