Gianni Moscon forced to withdraw from Tirreno-Adriatico: He doesn't feel like his normal self
Mar 15 2019 09:18 pm CET

Gianni Moscon forced to withdraw from Tirreno-Adriatico: He doesn't feel like his normal self
Gianni Moscon forced to withdraw from Tirreno-Adriatico: He doesn't feel like his normal self
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Team Sky is concerned about the health state of Gianni Moscon. The rider had to withdraw from Tirreno-Adriatico in the second stage of the race.

The Italian retired at 40 kilometres from the finish line in the second stage of the 'Race of the Two Seas' "Unfortunately, after the crash at the UAE Tour he didn't recover well," said sports director Matteo Tosatto to the Italian newspaper Gazzetta Dello Sport.

"He has nothing broken but he feels strange. He says his legs always feel stiff, that they don't loosen up while pedalling. We did all the checkups but that crash did something to him and we could already see it at Strade Bianche. Even at the team time trial, we could see that it was not the usual Gianni."

Moscon hit the deck on several occasions at the UAE Tour but one was the one that affected him the most. "We prefer that he takes a moment to rest, to train as good as possible and save himself for the classics of the North," Tosatto explained. "In that fall he took a big blow on the right buttock and the whole right side.

"He had only one hand on the handlebar because he was eating when he hit a 'cat's eye', he slipped and he was also going fast. After that he didn't feel right, he didn't feel like the usual Gianni. He recovered but for days he had been saying that something was wrong, like if there was some limitation. We have to allow him to recover and make further checks when he returns home."




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