Contador harmed in Giro crash, still leads

Alberto Contador’s Giro D’Italia hopes suffered a blow when a altogether personality was concerned in a high-speed wreck during a finish of a 183-km sixth theatre on Thursday.

The Spaniard strike a rug during a mass scurry to a finish in a Tuscan city of Castiglione Della Pescaia though remounted his bike to hurl over a line in a same time as theatre leader Andre Greipel.

He still leads by dual seconds in a ubiquitous sequence though struggled to lift on a Maglia Rosa during a presentation.

Tinkoff-Saxo group officials pronounced Contador had harm his knee and his shoulder and would bear X-rays though they were assured he would be means to float in Friday’s 264km seventh stage, a longest in this year’s race.

“Alberto is roughly good, he had a really complicated tumble towards a end. He’s harm himself on a knee and he’s got a bad shoulder as we can see though we consider he should be ok,” Tinkoff-Saxo orator Jacinto Vidarte told Eurosport.

“Alright he’s harm his knee though we consider that he should be ok to continue.”

Italy’s Daniele Colli (Nippo-Vini Fantini) will not be stability after his group reliable he had damaged his arm in a pile-up that took down a sizeable cube of a peloton as it roared towards a finish line.

Earlier on a comparatively prosaic theatre featuring only one categorised stand a five-man mangle was held with 14km remaining with Contador’s group and a Astana outfit doing many of a work on a front.

Greg Henderson positioned group partner Greipel ideally on a front with 200m to go and a German maestro did a rest, pumping tough to a line to say his record of winning during slightest one theatre in each Giro has he ridden.

Contador’s categorical rivals for feat all came by protection with Astana’s Fabio Aru and Team Sky’s Richie Porte avoiding any mishaps to stay in a hunt.

(Reporting by Martyn Herman; modifying by Justin Palmer)

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