An Injured Michael Matthews Withdrawls From Giro


COLLECCHIO, Italy, May 21, 2014 (AFP) – Australian rider Michael Matthews
has pulled out of the Tour of Italy before Wednesday’s 11th stage, his Orica
team announced.

The 23-year-old, who wore the leader’s pink jersey for six days, suffered a
right thigh injury in a fall on Sunday.

Despite that misfortune Matthews, who won the sixth stage, went on to take
third in Tuesday’s 10th stage.

“Michael fought to get a result despite the pain,” Orica said.

“What’s certain is he’s learnt a lot from this Giro.”