March 18, 2007
Basso exits Tirreno-Adriatico; likely to miss Milan-San Remo
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.”