Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka can confirm that, thankfully, Mark Cavendish sustained no serious injury following a major crash within 10 kilometres of the finish of Milan-Sanremo on Saturday. The 32-year-old fell heavily after striking a bollard and was immediately assisted by race medical personnel, after which he was taken to a local hospital. Following medical imaging, it was determined that he avoided major injury in the incident. He did sustain a new rib fracture (5th) on the same side as the one that he damaged in the opening stage of Tirreno-Adriatico (7th). He also has bruising and abrasions consistent with the scale of the.
Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) put in a brave race to win Milan-Sanremo 2018. Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) placed second, followed by Arnaud Demare (Groupama FDJ). The first Classic Monument of the season promised to be very exciting race, spanning 294km. It was wet start to that greeted the riders, but as the day progressed towards Sanremo, the weather started to improve. As soon as the race started, a break of nine riders managed to make it away. They were Mirco Maestri (Bardiani CSF), Lorenzo Rota (Bardiani CSF), Evgeny Koberniak (Gazprom Rusvelo), Guy Sagiv (Israel Cycling Academy), Dennis Van Winden (Israel Cycling Academy), Sho Hatsuyama (Nippo-Vini Fantini), Charles.
The UCI World Tour heads to Catalunya next week, with the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya taking place between 19 and 25 March. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will send a strong climber focused group to the 7 stage UCI World Tour event. Not a single flat stage will be on offer during the 98th edition of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya next week. 2 stages will feature big summit finishes (Stage 3 & 4) while the remaining stages all include a significant amount of climbing, most with a catgorised climb in the final 40km of the stage. The final stage will see the race come.