Movistar rider Adriano Malori’s ‘condition improving gradually’ after crash during Tour de San Luis in Argentina
– Team confirms that the Italian hit a pothole, causing the crash Adriano Malori Italian Adriano Malori, second in the world championship time trial last year, remains in Argentina’s neurological clinic while other Tour de San Luis riders are returning home to start the season in Europe.
The team Movistar cyclist was among several other riders that fell going 65kph in the fifth stage on Friday . The stage race continued and on Sunday, Nairo Quintana ‘s younger brother Dayer, also on team Movistar, won the race overall in San Luis .
“The riders who closely witnessed the accident confirmed the sequence of events that led to Adriano’s injuries: Malori hit a pothole, which threw him off balance and made him crash,” read a team press release.
Spanish newspaper Marca had reported that a brain abnormality, perhaps an aneurysm, caused Malori to crash while speeding along at the head of the bunch. His fall caused several others, including Nairo Quintana, to subsequently crash.
However, Team Movistar said that a pothole “without any sort of doubt” caused the accident. The team referred Cycling Weekly to a photograph online […]