Stefan Küng fractures vertebrae in Giro d'Italia crash

Stefan Küng, 21, suffered a compression fracture of his T9 fracture in a crash on stage 12 of the Giro d'Italia

Stefan Kung chases on stage eleven of the 2015 Tour of Italy

(Image credit: Watson)

BMC Racing's Stefan Küng faces four months on the sidelines after fracturing a vertebrae in a crash on stage 12 of the Giro d'Italia on Thursday.

The 21-year-old was one of several riders to crash on the treacherous descent of Crosara, brought down when two CCC Sprandi riders went down in front of him.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.