Dario Cataldo will endure surgical procedure to repair a damaged femur suffered in a high-speed crash in the course of the remaining kilometres of stage 1 of the Volta a Catalunya, Trek-Segafredo introduced on Monday.
Cataldo was among the many worst off within the crash that took down a number of riders together with Adam Yates (UAE Group Emirates), Michael Storer (Groupama-FDJ), Chris Hamilton (Group DSM), and Kristian Sbaragli (Alpecin-Deceuninck).
Trek-Segafredo issued a press release itemizing a fractured left femoral head and proper hip fracture, together with two spinal fractures that thankfully didn’t have a neurological influence.
Along with these critical accidents, Cataldo additionally suffered a number of damaged ribs, a collapsed lung and a damaged left collarbone.
The 38-year-old is aware and secure and is because of be transferred from the native hospital to Girona, the place he’ll endure surgical procedure to repair the fracture to his left femur.
A winner of levels of the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana, Cataldo is a key climbing domestique for the crew, having raced 25 Grand Excursions. He helped teammate Giulio Ciccone to a high 5 in Tirreno-Adriatico, and accomplished Milan-San Remo on Sunday.
Though Cataldo is on the tail finish of his profession, he has a contract with Trek-Segafredo by way of 2024 however faces an extended restoration from his accidents.