Not pretty news from Abruzzo this morning -- Will anyone be left to contest Milan-San Remo? Are we looking at a full-blown curse? Anyway:
Bettini left Popoli Hospital in the late afternoon and went to the team hotel in Vasto. Quick.Step team spokesman Alessandro Tegner told Cyclingnews that "the exams showed that Paolo Bettini has not broken anything. He has a major abrasions and bruising to his left hand and left hip, as well as right knee and right side of his chest. Paolo is in a lot of pain and will have further exams in the next few days, and it's impossible to say now if [Bettini] will compete in Milano-Sanremo."