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by Mark Zalewski
July 27, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Teuns wins Tour de Wallonie as BMC takes third stage win; Q&A with Jonathan Vaughters: Cannondale-Drapac ‘pulled off something incredible’ at Tour de France; Katusha-Alpecin extends with Kochetkov, Belkov; Cretti’s condition slowly improves following crash; Sky set to sign Baby Giro winner Sivakov; Movistar announces Vuelta shortlist; Canberra plans to celebrate Matthews’ green jersey victory; Petition circulating to ban cyclists from highways following cyclist death; Sagan shaves head; British man taking elderly for bike rides; Froome helps fan propose marriage; Video: The Ride; Video: La Thuile Superenduro.
21-year-old Claudia Cretti (Valcar-PBM) continues to make progress following her horrific crash in Stage 7 of the Giro Rosa earlier this month, in which she struck a guardrail with her head while traveling at 90 kph (55 mph).
“Claudia moves well and is curious. She is listening to audio and viewing photos on her smartphone,” Cretti’s mother Laura Bianchi said via Facebook.
Bianchi said that Cretti could soon be moved to a rehabilitation centre closer to the family’s home.
While doctors could not give a timeline for her recovery at such an early date, they are encouraged by her progress so far, particularly since initial fears were that she could have suffered permanent brain damage.
Cretti had scored a top-ten result on a stage two days before her accident.