BicycleCiccone abandons Vuelta a España after stage 16 crash

Ciccone abandons Vuelta a España after stage 16 crash


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SANTA CRUZ DE BEZANA SPAIN AUGUST 31 LR Antonio Nibali of Italy Gianluca Brambilla of Italy Alex Kirsch of Luxembourg and Team Trek Segafredo attend to his teammate Giulio Ciccone of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo injured after crash during the 76th Tour of Spain 2021 Stage 16 a 180km stage from Laredo to Santa Cruz de Bezana lavuelta LaVuelta21 on August 31 2021 in Santa Cruz de Bezana Spain Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo), right, crashed early on stage 16 of the Vuelta a España (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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SANTA CRUZ DE BEZANA SPAIN AUGUST 31 Giulio Ciccone of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo abandons the race after crash during the 76th Tour of Spain 2021 Stage 16 a 180km stage from Laredo to Santa Cruz de Bezana lavuelta LaVuelta21 on August 31 2021 in Santa Cruz de Bezana Spain Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Giulio Ciccone of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo abandons the race after crash during the 76th Tour of Spain 2021 Stage 16 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) was forced to abandon the Vuelta a España on stage 16 after suffering a crash in the first kilometres of the 180km stage from Laredo to Santa Cruz de Bezana.

Ciccone got back up after the crash but suffered “a strong contusion and a cut to his right knee, caused by a large chainring,” according to his team. He later abandoned in tears.



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