Trek-Segafredo to monitor Vincenzo Nibali's condition following injury at Strade Bianche

The Italian got caught up in a crash and was one of many abandons as the WorldTour returned

Vincenzo Nibali (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Vincenzo Nibali suffered blunt trauma to his left hand at Strade Bianche after crashing, which forced him to abandon the race.

Of the 166 riders to take the start in Siena, only 42 finished, as the scorching heat neared 40 degrees for a peloton returning to the intensity of WorldTour racing, with the women's bunch similarly afflicted, only registering 45 finishers.

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