Vincenzo Nibali abandons the Itzulia Basque Country
Vitoria-Gasteiz, 6th April 2018 – Vincenzo Nibali will not be at the start of the fifth stage of the Itzulia Basque Country for precautionary reasons.
“The athlete – as Team Doctor Emilio Magni explains – suffers from a painful skin lesion located in the rider’s seat area. For preventive purposes and to facilitate a complete recovery in view of the next commitments, it was decided to withdraw from the race “.
“We have decided – adds Sport director Gorazd Štangelj – that it was better for Vincenzo to go home because of the importance of the next races that he will take part in Belgium in about ten days. It was useless to continue in these conditions and expose the rider to greater risks “.
Vincenzo Nibali will be back to Italy today in the morning.
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