Giro d'Italia race director defends work of police motorcyclists in wake of Geraint Thomas crash

Mauro Vegni says crash was down to "error of judgement"

A parked moto caused havoc in the peloton as Geraint Thomas, Mikel Landa and Adam Yates crashed into it. Thomas suffered injuries and dropped five minutes on the day's eventual winner, Nairo Quintana.

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Giro d'Italia race director Mauro Vegni has spoken out in defence of the work of the Italian police following the crash on stage nine which effectively ended the GC hopes of Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) and Adam Yates (Orica-Scott).

The two Brits were among a number of riders brought down in a crash near the start of the final climb of stage nine, colliding with a police motorcycle which had stopped at the side of the road.

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