Vincenzo Nibali out of Vuelta al Pais Vasco due to skin lesion
Apr 06 2018 01:51 pm CET

Vincenzo Nibali out of Vuelta al Pais Vasco due to skin lesion
Vincenzo Nibali out of Vuelta al Pais Vasco due to skin lesion
Photo of Vincenzo Nibali by Jonathan Roorda / CyclingPub.com

Bahrain-Merida's Vincenzo Nibali has withdrawn from the Vuelta al Pais Vasco for precautionary reasons due to a skin lesion.

The Italian was in the 45th position of the General Classification at more than six minutes from leader Primoz Roglic. "The athlete suffers from a painful skin lesion located in the rider's seat area," said Team Doctor Emilio Magni. "For preventive purposes and to facilitate a complete recovery in view of the next commitments, it was decided to withdraw from the race."

The decision was taken along with the team, looking at what is coming in the near future for the Italian. "We have decided 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," commented Sports Director Gorazd Stangelj.

"It was useless to continue in these conditions and expose the rider to greater risks."

Nibali has returned to Italy straight away.




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