Ricco remains hospitalised with likely kidney problems

Riccardo Ricco

Italian cyclist Riccardo Riccò hopes to leave the Modena hospital today after suffering from suspected kidney problems.

"Riccò's condition, initially critical, is improving," read a medical bulletin last night. "The prognosis, being cautious, remains confidential."

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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.