Giacomo Nizzolo suffered a crash during a training camp in Mallorca and broke his right collarbone. He will undergo surgery on the island on Saturday morning and travel home on Sunday.
"We were out training and it happened super fast. It was in a turn," explained a disappointed Nizzolo. "I must have hit something and before I knew it, I was on the ground. It happened in a blink of an eye.”
“I fell with my whole weight on my shoulder. I don’t even have a scratch besides the fracture. Danilo (Hondo) called an ambulance straight away and they took me to a hospital in Palma.”
In the hospital an X-ray revealed a displaced fracture of the collarbone with one fragment between the two main pieces. The doctors in the hospital, in consultation with the team’s medical staff, have decided to surgically treat the bone, an operation scheduled for Saturday morning.
Nizzolo was set to ride the Volta a Andalucía in Spain next week, and then continue onto Paris-Nice. The team doctors will closely follow-up with Nizzolo's recovery and his come-back schedule is yet to be determined.