Phinney Cleared To Race In Pink, Cavendish Also To Continue At Giro d’Italia

Rome, May 8, 2012 (AFP) – American Taylor Phinney has been given the all
clear to race on when the Giro D’Italia resumes with a team time-trial in
Verona on Wednesday.

Phinney, the overall race leader, injured his ankle in a crash 100-metres
from the line in Monday’s third stage in Denmark.

Alessandro Ballan, his BMC team leader, revealed on his Twitter account
that Phinney had spent a long time queuing for an X-ray at a hospital just
outside Verona but that the results had shown he had not suffered a fracture.

It means he will be able to join his team-mates on Wednesday’s fourth stage.

World champion Mark Cavendish, who was also brought down in that crash,
trained with his Team Sky on Tuesday and is fit to continue despite a huge
bruise on his hip, his team said.

The crash was caused by 21-year-old Italian Roberto Ferrari veering wildly
to his right in the sprint finish, cutting across Cavendish’s trajectory and
causing the Briton to fall, taking down several other riders.