Ivan Basso will not start the 2013 Giro d’Italia
Cannondale Pro Cyclingのイヴァン・バッソ、明後日から始まるジロ・デ・イタリアに出走しないそうです。
SAD NEWS FOR CANNONDALE PRO CYCLING: NO GIRO FOR IVAN BASSO
May 2 – Just 48 hours prior to the start of the 2013 Giro d’Italia, Cannondale Pro Cycling is forced to accept a heavy loss. With deep regret, captain Ivan Basso has to withdraw from the corsa rosa due to a sudden perineal abscess. Damiano Caruso will take his place in the team.
Wednesday morning, Basso woke up with an uncomfortable swelling. After an immediate consultation with Cannondale Pro Cycling team doctor Roberto Corsetti, Basso was taken to a specialist for medical examination at the MultiMedica Clinic of Castellanza (Varese). The result excluded any acute pathology but has ascertained the presence of a big perineal abscess in its earlier state. Unfortunately it wasn’t possible set upon in anyway, either with syringe.
For the entire day Basso executed the therapeutic program prescribed by doctor Corsetti, including a heavy course of antibiotics. The situation was controlled until the consultation in the evening at the team hotel in Caserta, where all the riders arrived in advance for the Giro.
This morning, after a new evaluation, it was clear that Basso would be totally unable to pedal during the coming days. Doctor Corsetti, as agreed with the athlete, team manager Amadio and Directeur Sportifs Zanatta, Mariuzzo and Volpi, decided to withdraw Basso from the Giro d’Italia. Cannondale Pro Cycling called upon Damiano Caruso to take his place.
Basso will return at home today and tomorrow will be subjected to further examinations to define the cause of the abscess and the best therapy. Only after these verifications will it be possible to define time for recovery and to return to race.