In just his fifth race back since an eight-month layoff after suffering a traumatic brain injury, Movistar‘s Adriano Malori fractured his collarbone in a crash at Wednesday’s Milano-Torino.
The Italian was placed in an induced coma after crashing at the Tour de San Luis in January, the recovery for which stopped him from racing again until the start of September.
Making his comeback at the Canadian WorldTour Classics, Malori returned to his homeland to compete in the season-ending Italian Classics, but saw his season come to an end in a similar way to how it started.
In San Luis, Malori hit a pothole at high speed, crashing hard on his face and suffering traumatic brain injuries, spending months in rehabilitation before returning to the road. In Italy, it was his teammate Ruben Fernandez who hit the pothole, bringing Malori down with him.
Fernandez suffered the same injury as his Movistar colleague, with Michele Scarponi (Astana) suffering cuts and bruises.