"Wackermann didn't even know he was in the Giro"

The Vini rider could receive medical discharge today after suffering a concussion due to the fences that the low flight of the RAI helicopter threw down.


El Vini confirmed that Luca Wackermann could be discharged today after doctors treated his multiple injuries at Milazzo hospital. The Italian collided with some fences at the Villafranca Tirrena goal, blown away by the strong wind caused by the low flight of the RAI helicopter. He broke his nose, suffered a concussion, numerous injuries and a possible lumbosacral fracture, in addition to "not knowing where he was," as his director, Luca Scinto, put it. Etienne van Empel, Wackermann's companion also affected, took the exit in Miletus with minor erosions.

The Association of Professional Cyclists (ACP) demanded a formal investigation of both the International Cycling Union (UCI) and the Giro, while the peloton criticized the ACP itself, the UCI and RCS, the race organizing company, for their inaction regarding to road safety, a delicate issue and without effective solutions. In fact, the president of the ACP, Gianni Bugno, follows the Corsa Rosa… but as a commentator for the RAI. The Giro is something else, with its particular folklore.

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