For Domenico Pozzovivo, one of the contenders for a podium place, the Giro is over. The Italian leader of AG2R came Monday a big crash in the third stage, to Sestri Levante. Pozzovivo banged against the asphalt in the descent of the Barbagelata, a climb of second category. He lay motionless and as was feared the worst, but according to Italian media, the Italian consciousness and he breathes independently. He was transferred by ambulance to the hospital. The 32-year-old Pozzovivo finished last year fifth in the final classification of the Giro.