Chris Horner In Hospital After Serious Crash With A Car

Horner All Smiles

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...]

Trek Recalls Madone Bicycles Due to Crash Hazard


Trek Recalls Madone Bicycles Due to Crash Hazard; Front Brake Can Fail WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall Summary Name of Product: Trek model year 2013 Madone bicycles Hazard: The bicycle’s front brake can fail, posing a crash hazard. Remedy: … [Read more...]

Edvald Boasson Hagen Suffers Fracture In Crash

TOURS, France, July 11, 2013 (AFP) - Norwegian rider Edvald Boasson Hagen, a Team Sky colleague of yellow jersey holder Chris Froome, has abandoned the Tour de France after suffering injuries on a crash on stage 12, his team confirmed. Boasson Hagen fell twice during the 218-kilometre ride from Fougeres. The official race medical report later showed he had suffered bruising to his … [Read more...]

Tom Boonen Out Of Paris-Roubaix

PARIS, April 1, 2013 - Tom Boonen will be unable to defend his Paris-Roubaix crown as he has yet to recover fully from a bad fall during the Tour of Flanders, his Omega Pharma team confirmed late Sunday. "It's tough to have to pull out of a big race like this, but I just cannot cycle," the 32-year Belgian champion said. "The pain is very strong and it is unlikely to get better in the … [Read more...]

Crash Test Dummies Bicycle Blog

Orange Cone Attack

Why do I cycle? (Marathon crash race) By Bryan Arita (Crash Test Dummies Blog) Five crashes and three totaled bikes in just the first year of starting my cycling career. That is not what you would call a great way to start a sport in which you find yourself wanting to accomplish so many things. And yet after being hit by a car in February, I find myself injured once again questioning the … [Read more...]

Timmy Duggan’s On The Road Back

The American national road race champion, Timmy experienced a violent crash during third stage of his debut race for Team Saxo-Tinkoff in Tour Down Under. It's been a month since the crash and the American rider is slowly getting back on track: You must have been thinking about your crash a lot. What happened exactly? “We were going at 80 kilometers an hour through a roundabout and I … [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...]

Ballan Undergoes Surgery After Training Camp Crash


Alessandro Ballan suffered a broken leg, a broken rib and an injured spleen Thursday when he crashed on the penultimate day of the BMC Racing Team's training camp in Spain. The injuries require at least two separate surgeries – the first of which was taking place Thursday night, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Max Testa said. Spleen Will Be Removed Ballan was descending the Coll de Rates climb … [Read more...]

Cavendish ‘OK’ After Training Crash


LONDON, Nov 19, 2012 - British cycling star Mark Cavendish has said he is "relatively ok" after colliding with a car while training in Italy. Cavendish, the 2011 world road race champion, who has a home in Tuscany, told his Twitter followers on Monday: "Went & hit the back of a car that slammed on today in training. Wasn't ideal. Apart from a bruised arm, I'm relatively ok. If … [Read more...]

Cancellara Has Operation After Flanders Crash

Cancellara At Flanders Pre Race Press Conference

GENEVA, April 2, 2012 (AFP) - Swiss champion Fabian Cancellara has had an operation on his broken right collarbone after his fall this weekend in the Tour of Flanders classic, the SportInformation agency said. The operation in Basel lasted 90 minutes and was without complications, the agency added. Cancellara suffered multiple fractures to his collarbone during Sunday's race, which … [Read more...]