Colombian Tour de France hopeful Nairo Quintana was knocked down by a automobile in central Colombia on Friday however mentioned he was feeling “good.” “This morning I was hit by a car … I had no way of seeing it,” mentioned the 30-year-old in a video printed on Twitter. The winner of two Grand Tours, who was on a coaching journey along with his brother and teammate Dayer, mentioned he harm his proper knee, left thigh and left elbow. The Colombian Cycling Federation mentioned “Nairo will be seen by his personal doctor in the next few hours to rule out serious injury.”
Quintana’s French workforce Arkea-Samsic mentioned “a vehicle arrived behind the group and overtook the car accompanying the riders, then this vehicle squeezed close to the riders making Nairo fall.”
The automobile tried to get away however was chased by Quintana’s assist automobile and stopped earlier than police arrived on the scene, Arkea mentioned.
The information, with pictures, was initially printed on the official Twitter account of the Motavita municipality in central Colombia.
It mentioned “a driver performed an improper manoeuver and hit” Quintana.
The native mayor, Mery Mozo, advised Blu Radio that Quintana had complained of “pain in one knee” and “scratches on an elbow.”
The municipality posted footage of Quintana sitting on a plastic chair by the aspect of the highway, speaking to the mayor and police.
There had been no seen accidents to Quintana, who was carrying a shawl over his face in a single image, however he was carrying a brace on his left knee.
Quintana — the winner of the Giro d’Italia in 2014 and Vuelta a Espana two years later — was taken to his house in Boyaca, the place he acquired medical consideration.
“Thanks to everyone for your messages of encouragement and support. I feel good,” Quintana wrote on Twitter.
The diminutive climber is coaching within the mountains in his homeland forward of the August restart to the biking calendar.
Quintana was in effective type for his new workforce earlier than the season was suspended in March, profitable two minor French stage races and the ultimate stage of the distinguished Paris-Nice.
He has completed on the rostrum thrice on the Tour de France however compatriot Egan Bernal final 12 months grew to become the primary South American to win the Grand Boucle, biking’s most prestigious race.
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