Damiano Cunego's "bad wound" becomes Twitter hit

The Lampre-Merida rider's picture of his Tour of Poland battle scars becomes gruesome online sensation.

Damiano Cunego wins, Tour de Romandie 2011, stage two

When Damiano Cunego uploaded a picture to Twitter with the caption Brutta ferita (which translates as bad wound), it's unlikely that people thought it would be as graphic as it was.

The 32-year-old Italian crashed heavily during the rain-soaked opening stage of this year's Tour of Poland on Sunday, and required four stitches in his left knee.

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