Alessandro De Marchi involved in horror crash during Tour de France and taken to hospital with deep laceration to forehead

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The CCC team confirmed he was fully conscious after the crash and will have X-rays to determine any fractures

Italian cyclist Alessandro De Marchi was taken to hospital after suffering a nasty crash at the Tour de France, with blood seen pouring from his head.

The CCC rider crashed just eight kilometres into stage nine, from St Etienne to Brioude, and he is now out of this year’s race.

Alessandro De Marchi suffered a cut to his forehead in the crash

Alessandro De Marchi suffered a cut to his forehead in the crash

The 33-year-old was seen lying face down on the curb, with blood pouring from a cut on his forehead, with concerned supporters trying to help.

An ambulance soon arrived to take him away on a stretcher but he was moving and awake.

He was taken to hospital where he will be assessed for any further damage.

De Marchi’s team, CCC, posted an update on Twitter stating: “We can confirm @ADM_RossodiBuja was fully conscious after his crash.

“He has a deep facial laceration and will be taken to hospital for X-rays to determine if he has any fractures.”

The Italian led a breakaway in Saturday’s stage eight with stage winner Thomas de Gendt holding out until around 14km to go.

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