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2012 Giro d'Italia: BMC's Taylor Phinney Involved In Crash [VIDEO]

In the final kilometers in Monday's State 3 of the 2012 Giro d'Italia Santa Rosa native Taylor Phinney, in the pink jersey, was involved in a crash with World Champion Mark Cavendish.

The first reports had Phinney out of the race and on his way to hospital for further observation, but he took an ambulance through the finish line and was able to to receive the Maglia Rosa and keep the pink jersey. However, the full extent of his injuries are still unknown, or is it known if he will be able to continue the race.

Tomorrow is a rest day to allow the Giro field to return to Italy, and this will give Phinney a time to recover from his injuries and possibly return to the race.

Matt Goss Orica-GreenEdge won the stage while J.J. Haedo of Saxo Bank finished second.

Here is video of the crash, via Podium Cafe:

Stay tuned to this storystream for updates throughout the 2012 Giro d'Italia, and for all things cycling check out SB Nation's cycling blog Podium Cafe.