Tyler Farrar, the sprinter from Garmin-Barracuda, crashed out of the Giro d'Italia during Friday's difficult stage 6 to Porto Sant'Elpidio. According to an update from Garmin-Barracuda, Farrar suffered multiple lacerations, but no fractures in the incident.
It was a rough day for Garmin-Barracuda, who not only lost Farrar, but also saw the Maglia Rosa slip away from Ramunas Navardauskas. All the same, team general classification riders Ryder Hesjedal and Christian Vande Velde remain in the top ten, while Peter Stetina moves up to seventh.
The tough climbing stage saw World Champion Mark Cavendish and former Maglia Rosa Taylor Phinney nearly miss the time cut and former World Champion Thor Hushovd abandon. Miguel Rubiano of Androni won the stage after a long day out in the breakaway, while Adriano Malori of Lampre took over the race lead.
Here is the full statement on Farrar from the team:
Tyler Farrar crashed and was taken to the hospital in Jensi via ambulance with our team doctor, where he was evaluated. He suffered multiple lacerations to his hand and numerous abrasions.
According to our team doctor Shannon Sovndal, he also suffered a laceration to a superficial artery in the back of his left hand. Preliminary x-rays show no fractures and exam didn't reveal any tendon injury. His wounds have been treated and he is enroute back to the team hotel.