Peter Stetina Seriously Injured In Crash At Pais Vasco

Bilbao, Spain - BMC Racing Team's Peter Stetina broke his right tibia and patella and four ribs in a crash near the finish line of Monday's opening stage of Vuelta al Pais Vasco. Teammate Darwin Atapuma was also among the half dozen or so riders who were involved in the pile-up about 400 meters from the finish line of the 162.7-kilometer race. The crash happened when the middle part of a … [Read more...]

Thomas Voeckler Injured Being Hit By A Car

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, … [Read more...]

Injured Tony Martin To Be First Tour de France Casualty

BASTIA, France, June 29, 2013 (AFP) - Two-time world time-trial champion Tony Martin looked set to be the first rider to withdraw from the Tour de France on Saturday, as the German was taken to hospital with a serious-looking injury following a fall on the opening stage. A host of riders, among them Alberto Contador, went to ground as the finish of the first stage, a 213-kilometre ride … [Read more...]

Tour de France Setback For An Injured Bradley Wiggins

LONDON, May 31, 2013 - Bradley Wiggins' preparations for the defence of his Tour de France crown have been hampered by a knee injury that is preventing him from training properly, Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford revealed on Friday. The British cyclist's challenge at the Giro d'Italia faded after he was hit by a chest infection and a knee problem. Wiggins is scheduled to ride in … [Read more...]

Yuriy Agarko Injured in Tour de Korea

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Seoul, April 27, 2012 (AFP) - A Ukrainian racer has been injured in this year's Tour de Korea, South Korea's top road cycling competition, organizers said Friday. Yuriy Agarkov, 31, smashed into a motorcycle driven by an organiser on Thursday, due to strong winds, according to the Korea Sports Promotion Foundation. The crash happened at Seongju on the fifth day of the race, which … [Read more...]