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by Shane Stokes
January 18, 2018
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STIRLING, Australia (CT) – An unfortunate crash on stage 2 of the Santos Tour Down Under left Steve Morabito (FDJ) sitting on the tarmac with a dislocated shoulder. But despite the injury, the Swiss rider was able to finish the stage and hopes to continue racing tomorrow.
TV cameras turned their attention to Morabito with 27km remaining in the 148.6km stage from Unley to Stirling. The 34-year-old was seen holding his right arm and receiving medical attention at the back of the race. A short time later he was back on his bike, continuing on to the finish.
Morabito told CyclingTips and Cyclingnews after the stage that he’d popped his shoulder back in himself.
“The guys behind in the ambulance don’t want to do it, so I know how to do it and I did it by myself with the help of my team,” Morabito said. “I grab my handlebar and some guys were keeping my bike straight and I just pushed a little bit the shoulder and [it went back in]. It was really painful before and when it’s come in it’s again ok.”
It’s not the first time Morabito has dislocated his shoulder while racing.
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