Domenico Pozzovivo reveals he will be back on the bike this week after his Giro d'Italia crash, with the possibility of returning at the Tour de Suisse

Domenico Pozzovivo admits it may be a bit tight for him to be fit enough to return to action at the Tour de Suisse next month, but says he is already back on his bike.

The Italian, who rides for Ag2r-La Mondiale, required 25 stitches above his right eye after crashing on a descent on stage three of the Giro d’Italia, but returned to the race as a spectator on Saturday’s stage.

Speaking in hospital after the crash, Pozzovivo says he had no recollection of the crash but was already planning his comeback in just over a month.

But speaking on Saturday the rider said he would like to return at the Tour de Suisse, running between June 13 and 21, but he may have to delay that.

“Early next week I will sit on the bike again,” he told Sporza.be. “I was dizzy the last few days, but since yesterday [Friday] I feel better. The 25 stitches above my eye will be removed soon.”

“When I will race again, I do not know. Under normal circumstances, I would be riding the Tour de Suisse, but that would be rather tight.”