Mar.08 - SportLand: British professional road racing cyclist Mark Cavendish has suffered a fractured rib and injuries to his knees, hips, hands and some swelling on his face in a crash, his team has revealed.
Cavendish was taken to hospital during Wednesday's opening stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico.
The 32-year-old completed the stage but Team Dimension Data said he came down "pretty hard at around 55km/h".
"An X-ray found that he has a fracture of the seventh rib on the right side," added the team statement.
Mark Cavendish is due to represent the Isle of Man at the Commonwealth Games in Australia next month