Joaquim Rodriguez out of Giro d'Italia after stage six crash

Spanish overall hope Joaquim Rodriguez requires hospital treatment after Giro crash

Joaquin Rodriguez after a crash on stage six of the 2014 Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Watson)

Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) has withdrawn from the Giro d'Italia after suffering numerous injuries as a result of a crash on Thursday's stage six.

Rodriguez lost seven minutes and 43 seconds to stage winner and overall race leader Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) and rival Cadel Evans (BMC) on the stage, dashing any hopes of taking the race victory.

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