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Cycling: Horner in hospital after crash with car

Published on Apr 12, 2014 4:43 AM
 

PARIS (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 unfortunate accident while out training around Lake Como," said a statement from the Italian team.

"The details of the accident are still to be evaluated, however it seems that in the afternoon he was probably hit by a car while riding on the Lecco side of the lake.

 
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