Chris Horner In Hospital After Serious Crash With A Car

PARIS, April 11, 2014 (AFP) - Tour of Spain champion Chris Horner has been taken to hospital following a training crash with a car around Lake Como, Italy, his Lampre team said Friday. The 42-year-old American, who was born in Japan and is the oldest ever winner of a Grand Tour, suffered a punctured lung and broken ribs in the accident. "The American cyclist Chris Horner had an … [Read more...]

Johnny Hoogerland In The Hospital After Collision With Car

PARIS, Feb 3, 2013 (AFP) - Dutch rider Johnny Hoogerland was injured when he was hit by a car on Sunday while training for the Tour of the Mediterranean, his Vacansoleil-DCM team said. The 29-year-old was hit when the car turned into him on a slight downhill section of the road. "He was taken to the hospital of Villajoyosa where they diagnosed some rib fractures and some injuries … [Read more...]

Greg LeMond Is Injured In Car Accident

Greg Lemond

American cyclist Greg LeMond, winner of three Tours de France, suffered a back injury and was hospitalized after a car accident near his home in Minnesota, Internet site Velonation reported Friday. The 51-year-old former world champion has no memory of the accident, which occurred on Tuesday while he was driving to the dentist in icy weather, according to the news site. His … [Read more...]

Spanish Cyclist Cabedo Killed In Accident

MADRID, Sept 19, 2012 - Victor Cabedo, a 23-year-old Spanish cyclist with the Euskaltel-Euskadi team, died on Wednesday after being hit by a car during a training run in the eastern village of Almedijar, a police source revealed. "There was a collision between a cyclist and a car. The cyclist has died," the source told AFP. Cabedo, who hailed from the nearby town of Onda, had made … [Read more...]

Berkeley Cyclist Hit by Car, Driver Arrested

Me and my friend were hit by a car in California - Berkeley The guy did not stop! He ran away! Thank guys for your support! Yesterday I went to the police department and I reported the crime. I also gave the video to the police officer. It was possible to identify the number of the car on the video. The police have located the car and the owner. Now I'm waiting for the return of the police on … [Read more...]

Soler Is Making Recovery Progress

Colombian cyclist Juan Mauricio Soler is making slow progress and faces a lengthy recovery period, his Movistar team said on Tuesday, following last month's crash which left him in a coma. Soler crashed early in the Tour of Switzerland and was put in an artificial coma with several injuries including a fractured skull and ankle. Movistar, who are competing at the Tour de France, said … [Read more...]

Tondo Killed In Freak Accident

MADRID, May 23, 2011 (AFP) - Spanish cyclist Xavier Tondo was killed in a freak accident on Monday in which he was crushed between his car and a garagedoor at a ski resort in southern Spain, a police source said. Tondo, 32, was in his car about to leave the garage of an apartment building of the Sierra Nevada resort Monday morning to continue training forthe Tour de France. For reasons … [Read more...]

South Africa’s Swart Killed In Accident

Carla Swart

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 19, 2011 (AFP) - A top South African cyclist was killed Wednesday when she was hit by a truck during a training session, national cycling officials said. Carla Swart, a 23-year-old who came eighth in a 112-kilometre road race at the Commonwealth Games last year, lost her cycling computer while riding and turned into the path of an oncoming truck in a bid to retrieve … [Read more...]

A Legal Take on Getting Doored

Car doors can be lethal weapons if you’re a bicyclist riding in the door zone. It’s a wise cyclist—not a cynical one—who assumes that a person behind the wheel of a parked car will exit without giving a thought to someone approaching on the left. In fact, “getting doored” accounts for up to eight percent of bike-car accidents, according to John Forester, author of “Effective … [Read more...]

Johnny Bellis to be Released from Hospital

This weekend, Johnny Bellis will be released from The Wellington Hospital in London and will return home to the Isle of Man with his family. The opportunity to go home is the result of an incredible amount of effort and hard work and opens the next chapter on his road to full recovery. It has been the kind of awe inspiring journey that almost defies belief for most who hear about it, except for … [Read more...]