Britain’s Geraint Thomas is fit and ready for Tuesday’s first time trial of this year’s Giro d’Italia, after crashing heavily on Sunday.
Thomas’ hopes of winning the race were dealt a huge blow when he was caught in a pile-up involving a police motorbike.
Having started Sunday’s ninth stage in second place, Team Sky’s co-captain is now more than five minutes behind the leader, Movistar’s Nairo Quintana.
Welshman Thomas had a precautionary scan on a shoulder injury on Monday.
Having been given the all-clear, the 30-year-old was then able to join his team-mates on a training ride on the Giro’s second rest day.
Thomas is 17th overall, five minutes and 14 seconds behind Quintana.
“I’m OK and there’s nothing broken. I’ve had a lot worse injuries and I’ll be able to get through it,” Thomas told Team Sky’s website.
“There’s still a lot of racing to be done, whether I go for trying to improve my GC [general classification] position all the way through to Milan, or just try and target a couple of stages.
“I think just take it day by day at the moment, but certainly go 100% tomorrow [in the time trial].”
His co-captain Mikel Landa also had a scan on Monday after being involved in the same crash, and the Spaniard is hopeful of completing the race.
Overall classification after stage nine
1. Nairo Quintana (Col/Movistar) 42hrs 06mins 09secs
2. Thibaut Pinot (Fra/FDJ) +28secs
3. Tom Dumoulin (Ned/Sunweb) +30secs
4. Bauke Mollema (Ned/Trek) +51secs
5. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita/Bahrain) +1min 10secs
6. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita/AG2R) +1min 28secs
7. Ilnur Zakarin (Rus/Katusha) +2mins 28secs
8. Davide Formolo (Ita/Cannondale) +2mins 45secs
9. Andrey Amador (Crc/Movistar) +2mins 53secs
10. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned/LottoNL) +3min 06secs