Cairoli withdraws from Italian championship
Antonio Cairoli has announced he will not be riding the third round of the Italian championship this weekend due to injury.
The eight – time world champion was on the entry list and was expected to compete after missing the first two rounds due to broken ribs.
But Cairoli has announced on Facebook that he is not ready to race just yet, saying: “I will not be in #ottobiano this weekend …still not well recovered from my injury.”
It means Cairoli will go to Qatar with no pre-season races and more than likely still nursing some painful ribs.
It is not the start to the season Cairoli wanted as he bids to re-capture the crown he lost in 2015.