CyclingQuotes.com uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.
ACCEPT COOKIES » MORE INFO »

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

"He wants to stay in the race, he wants to keep riding and he is dedicated to the team to help Joaquim. He’s worked many months preparing for this race and he does not want to go home," Azevedo says

Photo: Sirotti

GIAMPAOLO CARUSO

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

GIRO D'ITALIA

RACE PROFILE
|
NEWS

JOAQUIM RODRIGUEZ OLIVER

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

KATUSHA ALPECIN

TEAM PROFILE
|
NEWS
11.05.2014 @ 20:37 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

After his crash in yesterday's stage of the Giro d'Italia, it has been confirmed that Giampaolo Caruso has a small fracture in his wrist. The in-form Italian who finished 4th in Liege-Bastogne-Liege, got through today's stage and still hopes that he will be able to continue in the race.

 

After yesterday’s hard crash from Katusha rider Giampaolo Caruso, all eyes were on the Italian rider and how he would be able to deal with an injured wrist.

 

Team director José Azevedo assessed the results from Caruso:

 

“Giampaolo felt some pain but he was able to finish the stage and he rode well all day in the peloton. He has a strong mental mindset and is very professional. We understand if he has to stop but he dealt with the pain today and his attitude is very good.

 

"He wants to stay in the race, he wants to keep riding and he is dedicated to the team to help Joaquim. He’s worked many months preparing for this race and he does not want to go home.

 

"We can use his situation as an example for the entire team – when you really want something, you fight for it. We know he still needs to be careful and we know his problem is not over just because he finished this stage.”

 

An MRI scan was performed in the Antrim Area Hospital on Sunday. It revealed a very small fracture in the left scaphoid. The fracture is incomplete, which made the medical team of Katusha, in consultation with the radiologists from both Antrim and Belfast Kingsbridge Hospitals decide to let Caruso start the stage. On Wednesday he will have a new scan to update his condition. However, if he has too much pain he will be forced to stop the race.

 

It was another day for the sprinters at the Giro d’Italia, this time with stage 3 from Armagh to Dublin at 187km. And for a second day the rain came down for much of the stage, making for difficult conditions in the peloton. A second sprint finish gave the win to the same rider as Giant-Shimano’s Marcel Kittel claimed another stage win, this one coming on his birthday. In the final sprint Kittel found his way to the front and nipped Ben Swift (Sky) on the line to win by a wheel width after four-and-a-half hours of racing. Third place went to Cannondale’s Elia Viviani. 

 

There was no change in the overall with Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) keeping the maglia rosa for another day.

 

A breakaway of five riders went soon after the start and held an advantage for most of the stage. It was only as the main field drew closer to Dublin that the sprint teams went to work for their fast men and brought the gap down to the escapees. By 7 km to go the peloton was all together and speeds were ramped high for the eventual sprint.

 

Azevedo reported: “There were many crashes today but none for us and despite the rain, everyone stayed with Joaquim and kept him safe.” 

 

It’s time to say goodbye to Ireland after three stages marked the beginning of the Italian tour.  The Giro d’Italia takes a rest day on Monday to move everyone to southern Italy. Racing resumes on Tuesday with stage 4, leaving from Giovinazzo to arrive in Bari after 112 km of racing in a flat stage with no climbs, making it another day for the sprinters.  

MORE NEWS:

VIEW SELECTED

Best Place to Find Stand-Up Paddleboards 16.06.2021 @ 08:16What are Primoz Roglic’s Chances to Win 2021 Tour de Fr... 17.03.2021 @ 08:37Amazing victory by young champion Sarah Gigante 04.02.2021 @ 14:21Three reasons why cycling is one of the best ways to ex... 28.09.2020 @ 12:03Why do businesses use meeting room managers? 14.09.2020 @ 13:42Five things that you can do, if you want to gain more f... 20.08.2020 @ 15:38One for the road 09.06.2020 @ 15:25List of CyclingQuotes previews 07.05.2020 @ 13:20Blue Energy: room for all interests 26.08.2019 @ 12:56Get your daily dose of exercise at home 08.07.2019 @ 10:443 good advice to be able to afford your favorite bike 25.02.2019 @ 12:32Cycle through gorgeous landscapes 22.10.2018 @ 21:41Balance Your Economy and Diet and Start Saving Money 08.10.2018 @ 11:18Stay Safe: 3 Helmets That Can Keep Your Head Protected... 20.07.2018 @ 07:59Planning to bet on Tour De France - Bet types and strat... 24.05.2018 @ 14:18Basics of cycling betting 25.10.2017 @ 13:10Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21Androni sign Costa Rican super talent 04.01.2017 @ 17:13Lampre leave the peloton 04.01.2017 @ 17:03Nibali to skip the classics 04.01.2017 @ 16:58

Currently no news in this list

David TRATNIK
39 years | today
Tom MARCELIS
35 years | today
Saeed DESMAL
23 years | today
Endija RUTULE
24 years | today
Jonathan DUFRASNE
34 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com