Sacha Modolo quits Tour of Qatar after breaking wrist on stage one
Italian sprinter Sacha Modolo has abandoned the Tour of Qatar after breaking his wrist on stage one.
Last Updated: 04/02/13 11:55am
The Bardiani Valvole - CSF-Inox rider fractured his right scaphoid after hitting a step.
He went to hospital shortly before the team time trial on stage two and X-rays confirmed the break.
Modolo, 25, said: "Due to a distraction, I fell down trying to rider over a step.
"I'm sorry for the team. I arrived here with a good shape and the aim to achieve some good results in Qatar and then in Oman. Now I have to recover as quickly as possible and reschedule the first part of season from scratch."
Modolo will now return to Italy to continue training off the bike.