Pozzovivo leaves the Tour after his fall due to a selfie

The Italian, who was involved in a crash in the first stage due to a spectator, will not start tomorrow due to discomfort in his elbow.


Domenico Pozzovivo put an end to his career in the 2020 Tour de France this Sunday. The NTT team announced that the Italian cyclist will not start the tenth stage of the Tour this Tuesday in Île d'Oleron because of the injuries suffered in the first race stage

Pozzovivo was one of the cyclists most affected in this fall that occurred in the 3-kilometer arc to the finish line of the first stage in Nice due to a spectator who wanted to take a selfie and which caused the fall of a score of cyclists, including them Marc Soler, Mikel Landa and Thibaut Pinot.

Team NTT announced the news on social media with the comment "After struggling incredibly after his crash in the first stage, Domenico Pozzovivo has been forced to leave the Tour. You are an example of inspiration for us. good and see you soon! " next to a photo of the cyclist and the nails and iron plates that he carried in his elbow and with which he has competed until yesterday.

The runner himself justified his decision in statements released by the team. "I did not want to leave the Tour without seeing if my body could recover during the race but the pain every day has been incredible. To that must be added the risk of falling again and suffering more damage than an already large injury. I will focus on recovering as soon as possible and hope that my next goal is the Giro d'Italia. I want to thank the team for their incredible support and wish them all the best for the remainder of the race. "

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