Domenico Pozzovivo has been seriously injured after being knocked down by a car, his Bahrain-Merida team said on Monday.
Cycling Central

13 Aug - 12:10 PM  UPDATED 13 Aug - 12:12 PM

Pozzovivo was involved in the collision while training near Cosenza in southern Italy. The 36-year-old was taken to a local hospital and remains in intensive care.

A climbing specialist Pozzovivo helped teammate Vincenzo Nibali to a second-place finish in this year's Giro Italia.

He had been training for the Vuelta a España which starts on 24 August but will now miss the race with his team confirming "multiple bone fractures requiring surgery" in a press release.

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Running from 24 August to 15 September 2019, the 21 stage, 3,272.2km race starts at Salinas de Torrevieja with a team time trial and ends in Madrid with a flat fast finish.