The action on the sidelines of the Giro is almost as active as on the road with the following reports:
Malacarne – Another Casualty in the Giro
Davide Malacarne of Quick Step withdrew from the Centenary edition of the Giro race during as a result of injuries suffered during Stage 16. He bruised his right thigh and the lumbar region of his back.
Menchov Denies Doping Rumours
Race leader Denis Menchov denied on Wednesday he was in involved in a doping case after Austrian investigators spoke to his Rabobank team. Reports said authorities in Vienna wanted to speak to Menchov following a probe into Bernhard Kohl, who was caught using drugs in last year?s Tour de France and quit cycling earlier this week. "This story has nothing to do with me, I don’t know anything about it," he told a news conference, confirming his team had been contacted. "I have no problem with responding to any questions."
Menchov is leading the tour and with the race drawing to the end has good chances of holding onto the Pink jersey.
Astana’s Horner has broken leg but still hopes to ride Tour de France
Astana cyclist Chris Horner, learned today that he has a broken leg as a result of a crash last week that forced him to quit the Tour of Italy.
An MRI today revealed he has a lateral tibia plateau fracture of his left leg, Horner told The Oregonian tonight. Despite the injury, Horner says he still hopes to ride the Tour de France, which begins July 4.
Dr. Allen Richburg reports no damage to the knee cartilage and suggests the injury should heal rapidly. They are to consult about the break again in one week.
After his Giro Crash which sent him home, he started light training though as he still experienced pain a new examination by the doctors found that his injuries were more serious than originally thought.