MADRID: Six cyclists from German team Giant-Alpecin were injured when a car driver, understood to be on the wrong side of the road, crashed into them in Benigembla near Alicante, in south-east Spain, on Saturday.
John Degenkolb, Warren Barguil, Chad Haga, Fredrik Ludvigsson, Ramon Sinkeldam and Max Walscheid were all taken to hospital in Alicante.
“During the training ride, a car coming the other direction rode into the group of riders head on. The riders were riding side by side on their own side of the road,” Giant-Alpecin said in a statement.
The driver of the car was an Englishwoman who was on the wrong side of the road when the accident occurred, according to the emergency services.
Degenkolb said that he required stitches and that one finger was severely damaged.
“Given the circumstances, I am fine,” the German wrote on his Facebook page after needing stitches in his thigh, forearm and lip.
He added he was being transported to a larger hospital in Valencia after his left index finger had been partly detache in the accident.