'The organisers need to focus on safety': Sunweb react after Edo Maas paralysed

'We need to avoid accidents like this and try and make it as safe as possible for the riders' said the German team

Edo Maas (Vincent Riemersma/Sunweb)

Race organisers and the cycling governing body need to "really focus on safety," says Team Sunweb after 19-year-old Edo Maas was left paralysed following a crash in Il Piccolo Lombardia.

Maas crashed racing the Under 23 version of the Italian Monument for Sunweb, which had an impact on the WorldTour team and riders throughout the international peloton.

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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.