Mark Cavendish fractures rib in Tirreno-Adriatico crash but 'pleased there's no major damage done'

Dimension Data confirms that Mark Cavendish fractured a rib after crashing during the opening team time trial of Tirreno-Adriatico, which saw him finish outside the time limit

Mark Cavendish during Tirreno-Adriatico team time trial. Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images

(Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Mark Cavendish sustained a fractured rib after crashing during the stage one team time trial in the 2018 edition of Tirreno-Adriatico in Italy on Wednesday.

The British sprinter's Dimension Data team confirmed on Wednesday night that Cavendish had suffered a broken rib among other injuries, including multiple abrasions on his right-hand side.

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