Daniele Bennati suffers fractured vertebra in Milan-San Remo crash

The veteran Italian rider came down in crash shortly before the climb of the Cipressa

(Image credit: Watson)

By Thomas Dodd

Italian sprinter Daniele Bennati will be out of action for up to a month after fracturing his vertebrae in a crash at Milan-San Remo last weekend, his team have revealed.

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