It was a very bad day for the Astana Pro Team at the Giro. Our best positioned man in the GC, the Estonian Tanel Kangert who was 7th this morning, has been forced to retire from the race after a very bad impact on a road sign, at only 7 km to the finish line.
The stage was going pretty well for the Astana Pro Team with Luis Leon Sanchez in the breakaway and only the last steep but short climb to the Boccola on Bergamo and very good chances to play for the victory.
Then an unprotected road sign stake at the exit of a roundabout caused the accident that saw Kangert literally flying over it and breaking is left homerus bone. Obviously he was forced to retire from the race.
In the moment we are publishing this news, Tanel has been transferred to the Poliambulanza hospital of Brescia where soon he will be visited by Professor Terragnoli and later in the evening updates will follow.
Tomorrow there will be the third and last rest day of this Giro d’Italia.