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13th Giro della Toscana - 2.6

Italy, September 11-14, 2003

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Stage 1 - September 11: Casalguidi - Cantagrillo (Pt), 158.00 km

First stage cancelled due to accident

The first stage of the 13th Giro della Toscana was cancelled following a serious accident involving German Christoph Meschenmoser, who crashed into a car stopped on the left hand side of the road while riding with a group of 10 riders off the back of the bunch. The 20 year old from the Hofbrau Radler club in Stuttgart was taken to a hospital in Pistoia and placed in intensive care. He suffered a broken spine and a fractured skull, and is in a pharmacologically induced coma, but is in a stable condition.

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