Pozzato apologises for role in Giro crash

Matt Goss in sprint crash, Giro d'Italia 2012, stage nine

Sky and Orica-GreenEdge closed down the last-ditch escapes today in Frosinone to lead out their sprinters in Giro d'Italia stage nine, but it all finished on the floor. The sprinters, going at full-speed, were unable to negotiate a 100-degree left-hand corner with 350 metres remaining.

It's hard to tell what happened as the TV didn't catch the initial contact between Orica's Matt Goss and, from behind, Filippo Pozzato (Farnese Vini). Mark Cavendish (Sky) banged into the debris and couldn't continue his sprint.

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