Giro d’Italia 2023: Colombian Einer Rubio suffered a hard fall

The Colombian cyclist suffered a fall in the Giro d'Italia.  @rubio_einer / Instagram
The Colombian cyclist suffered a fall in the Giro d’Italia. @rubio_einer / Instagram

The 2023 Giro d’Italia is underway and in its 104th edition it has the participation of four Colombian riders: Santiago Buitrago, from Bahrain Victorious; Rigoberto Urán, from EF Education EasyPost, and Fernando Gaviria and Einer Rubio, both from the Movistar Team. It was precisely the latter who had a complication on the second day of the Corsa Rosa.

The rider from Chíquiza -Boyacá- crossed the finish line in San Salvo with a difference of 19 seconds from the winner Jonathan Milan; However, what drew a lot of attention was that on his face he had signs of having suffered a hard blow during the competition. According to the official versions, the Colombian suffered a fall while descending the first mountain of the day. Rubio had to be helped by some members of the Movistar Team.

The rider was able to rejoin, got back on his bike and returned to the competition, but the great concern that arose was about the possibility of competing in the third stage of the Giro d’Italia that took place between Vasto and Melfi, with a route of 213 kilometers and with two mountain passes, one of the third category and the other of the fourth category.

Before leaving on stage, Einer Rubio spoke with Snail Sports about what happened in his fall and played down the importance of the blows, and on the contrary gave a piece of calm: he stated that is ready to continue contesting the Giro d’Italia.

“Fortunately, They were just scratches but nothing deep or to worry about. So we will recover and continue in the race, which is the important thing. This Monday could be a good day for the team”assured the Colombian runner.

Subsequently, the Boyacá cyclist explained that, “apparently, the front tire had a bit of a puncture, it lost pressure and when I took the curve, my bike left me. Later, when I realized it, I was already on the floor. But hey, it’s over and now to continue ”.

The third stage of the Giro d’Italia was completed and the great winner was the Australian cyclist from Jayco AlUla, Michael Mathews, who beat the runner Mads Pedersen in the last meters, a great favorite to win the victory and with a powerful final sprint he took the victory. On the other hand, the Belgian Soudal-QuickStep rider, Remco Evenepoel, remained the overall leader.

On the Colombian sideEiner Rubio from the Movistar Team finished in 38th place with the same time as the Australian win, Rigoberto Urán was 40 and Santiago Buitrago 43, all without giving up time in the general classification. The Movistar Team rider, Fernando Gaviriacrossed in 153rd place and arrived with a difference of 15:11″.

Michael Matthews celebrates his victory in the Giro d'Italia.  REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini
Michael Matthews celebrates his victory in the Giro d’Italia. REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

1. Michael Mathews – Team Jayco AlUla | 5:01:41″

2. Mads Pedersen – Trek Segafredo | “

3. Kaden Groves – Alpecin – Deceuninck | “

38. Einer Rubio – Movistar Team | “

40. Rigoberto Urán – EF Education-EasyPost | ″

43. Santiago Buitrago – Bahrain Victorious | ″

153. Fernando Gaviria – Movistar Team | at 15:11

1. Remco Evenepoel – Soudal QuickStep | 10:18:07″

2. Joao Almeida – UAE Team Emirates | at 0:32″

3. Primoz Roglic – Jumbo Visma | at 0:44″

24. Rigoberto Urán – EF Education-EasyPost | at 1:57″

38. Santiago Buitrago – Bahrain Victorious | at 2:24″

fifty. Einer Rubio – Movistar Team | at 3:07″

147. Fernando Gaviria – Movistar Team | at 18:40″

The next stage of the Giro d’Italia will take place between venous and Lake Lacene, a 175-kilometre route that will have three mountain prizes, all second category, in addition the ascent to Colle Molella will have ramps with an inclination of up to 9.8%.

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