Alejandro Valverde's Giro d'Italia participation at risk due to bone oedema
Apr 30 2019 08:31 pm CET

Alejandro Valverde's Giro d'Italia participation at risk due to bone oedema
Alejandro Valverde's Giro d'Italia participation at risk due to bone oedema
Photo of Alejandro Valverde © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Alejandro Valverde's participation in the Giro d'Italia is at risk due to bone oedema. The rider of Movistar suffered a crash before Liege-Bastogne-Liege that also stopped him from finishing the monument.

Valverde was training ahead of the fourth monument of the season when he crashed and suffered a hit in the sacrum. As a consequence of this hit, the rider was unable to finish the Belgian race and waited to be back in Spain to make further examinations.

"Alejandro Valverde underwent scans in Murcia on Monday to examine the area damaged by his crash during a training ride last Thursday, prior to Liege-Bastogne-Liege," said Movistar in a statement.

"The checkups confirmed bone oedema in his sacrum. The Giro appearance of the rider depends on the evolution of his recovery."

The World champion has only stated once in the Giro d'Italia in 2016, where he took the victory of the 16th stage and was looking forward to showing his rainbow colours at the Corsa Rosa. The rider hasn't had luck last weeks as he also struggled to finish the Fleche Wallonne because a bee stung him and he as concerned about the inflammation of his skin.




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