Lizzie Armitstead crashed quite hard the other day. She was on the way back from the team car with bottles for her teammates when another rider crashed, fell in her line and took her to the ground.
She crashed on the bottles in her jersey and for some moments she could hardly breathe. With contusions on the chest she finished the stage in the grupetto.
Yesterday she took the start in Potenza Piceno despite her stiff right side. After 10km of racing she had to stop because she wasn’t able to go out of the saddle. The team lost a important teammate especially for the coming flat stages.
Today Lucy Martin’s hard crash into the barrier sent her to the hospital where it was confirmed she has a broken right hand and is out of the race. Another tough loss for the team.
Ok, Lizzie. 1. Bad ass for continuing. 2. Crashing with bottles, ugh! Contusions on the chest, eek.
Hope both these ladies feel better soon. - CRANKTASTIC
Here’s hoping both Lizzie and Lucy recover fast and well. Check out the rest of the article for the Garmin-Cervélo update on stage 5