Christian Vande Velde crash Giro stage 3 2009

Christian Vande Velde?s Giro d?Italia ended 50km from the end the stage to Valdobbiadene on Monday, when he crashed at speed on a descent.

The Garmin-Slipstream team leader fell with team mate David Zabriskie. Zabriskie got up and finished the stage but Vande Velde was taken to hospital and diagnosed with two broken ribs, severe contusion and sprain to his mid back, a blow to his hip and a series of cuts and bruises.

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