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March 18, 2007

Basso exits Tirreno-Adriatico; likely to miss Milan-San Remo

www.cyclingnews.com | Basso's spring interrupted

Ivan Basso's wrist injury on Friday led him to abandon Tirreno-Adriatico on Saturday morning.

Basso strained a ligament in a fall with teammate Vladimir Gusev. He said he narrowly missed a fracture, and that fluid had collected in the injured area.

As a result, Basso is likely to miss next weekend's Milan-San Remo. More importantly for Basso's Giro d'Italia preparation, he'll miss today's time trial stage at Tirreno-Adriatico.

“I don't want to risk anything,” he stated. “If I got tendonitis in the wrist then I would compromise all of my season.”

Posted by Frank Steele on March 18, 2007 in Ivan Basso, Milan-San Remo 2007, Tirreno-Adriatico 2007, Top Stories | Permalink

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