Steven Kruijswijk: ‘I lost the Giro d’Italia here’

The Dutchman relinquished his lead on the maglia rosa after a crash on the descent on the Colle dell'Agnello saw him struggle to get back to his rivals

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Steven Kruijswijk says that his Giro d'Italia is over after he crashed on the Colle dell'Agnello and lost time to his rivals in the Giro d'Italia. Only one mountain stage remains tomorrow before the flat finish into Turin on Sunday.

The Dutchman of team LottoNL-Jumbo crashed shortly after the start of the descent from the Giro's highest peak. The team took him to the hospital in Besançon after the stage for X-rays, most likely on his ribs and left elbow.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.