May 8, 2012 – 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-meters 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 waiting 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.