Ballan forced out of Tour of Poland after crash

Mon, 01 Aug 21:16:00 2011

Former world champion Alessandro Ballan (Team BMC) has been forced to pull out of the Tour of Poland.

- Ballan forced out

The Italian was involved in a mass crash just three kilometres from the end of the second stage from Czestochowa to Dabrowa Gornicza.

Ballan suffered a deep wound on his left knee and was rushed to Katowice General Hospital where he had some stitches.

Blazej Janiaczyk (Team CCC-Polsat) fractured his ribs in the same crash and has also pulled out of the race.

Crash at Tour of Poland


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