“I didn’t know where I was”
Fano, 12th March 2018 -“At the beginning I saw everything black – says Domenico Pozzovivo, involved in a bad crash with 8km to go – then I started to see again but I did not have the bike anymore. I got up and I saw her very far from me “.
“I fell on my right shoulder – always the Italian athlete – and I think I did a complete somersault. Too bad, when I got back on the bike the peloton was now far away. These are things that happen in these fiery stage endings, I’m only sorry for losing two positions in the overall “.
Sporting director Alberto Volpi was delighted: “fortunately the boy is well, the crush has been impressive and the most important thing is his health. I also regret that it has lost ground but we will try the same to hit the Top Ten with him and with Vincenzo “.
The German Marcel Kittel won the stage and so he took his second victory at this “Tirreno”, while Michal Kwiatkowski still leads the GC with Nibali who is twelfth at 1’20 “from the Polish rider.
Ramunas Navardauskas abandoned with 35km from the finish line due to a general sickness that prevented him from staying in the bunch.
This edition of Tirreno-Adriatico will end tomorrow with the traditional individual time trial of San Benedetto. Just over 10km of an entirely flat route that crosses the small city of central Italy.
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