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by Matt de Neef
May 22, 2017
In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Tom Dumoulin leads the Giro d’Italia into its third rest day, Jungels wins stage 15; George Bennett wins the Amgen Tour of California; Ashleigh Moolman wins the Emakumeen XXX Bira with final-stage victory; Edvald Boasson Hagen rides to third Tour of Norway title; Jonathan Hivert victorious at the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon; Daniel Summerhill claims Tour of Japan prologue; Sarah Roy takes out the SwissEver GP Cham – Hagendorn; Adam Hansen continues at the Giro despite hand injury; Tanel Kangert abandons the Giro after horror crash; Riccardo Riccò facing prosecution for allegedly supplying drugs to amateur rider; Katusha-Alpecin team staff suspended for sewage dump; Orica-Scott Backstage Pass — stage 15.
Estonian rider Tanel Kangert (Astana) has been forced to abandon the Giro d’Italia after breaking his elbow in a shocking crash on Sunday’s stage 15.
Kangert hit a traffic island with 10km left in the stage, catapulting himself into a metal pole before tumbling on to the roadway beyond.
“[Kangert] suffered contusions of the lumbar and dorsal regions, his right shoulder, and a displaced fracture of his right elbow,” read the race medical bulletin. “He was transported to the Bergamo hospital for further exams.”
Kangert had been riding strongly in the Giro and was sitting seventh overall, 4:55 behind Dumoulin.
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