LIMOGES, France, Aug 19, 2014 – French Europcar rider Thomas Voeckler
was struck by a car and appeared to injure his shoulder just before the start
of the Tour du Limousin in Limoges on Tuesday.
Voeckler, 35, was preparing for the start of the first stage of the
four-stage race when he was hit by the car at a roundabout, an AFP
correspondent at the scene, who witnessed the incident, said.
He appeared to have hurt his left shoulder and was taken to hospital in
Limoges for tests, with the official Twitter feed of the race revealing he
would not take part and had a suspected broken collarbone.
Voeckler, who has won four stages on the Tour de France and was King of the
Mountains in 2012, could now struggle to make the road World Championships,
which will be held in Ponferrada, northern Spain, in late September.