The Lampre-Merida rider's picture of his Tour of Poland battle scars becomes gruesome online sensation.

When Damiano Cunego uploaded a picture to Twitter with the caption Brutta ferita (which translates as bad wound), it’s unlikely that people thought it would be as graphic as it was.

The 32-year-old Italian crashed heavily during the rain-soaked opening stage of this year’s Tour of Poland on Sunday, and required four stitches in his left knee.

He completed Monday’s second stage within the peloton which, given how swollen his knee is and that the stitching work appears to have been carried out by somebody wearing boxing gloves, is quite remarkable.

Cunego wound

All of a sudden, the veined legs of NetApp-Endura’s Bartosz Huzarski following him completing the Tour de France seem more pleasant to look at. Just.