Adam Blythe, the reigning British road race champion, has claimed that he was almost killed in an training ride last week but was forced to apologise to the driver.
The Yorkshireman, who rides for Aqua Blue Sport, was training in the UK last Friday (June 2) when he was involved with an incident with a Volkswagen.
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The 27-year-old has said that he was “almost ran off the road” which left his bike with scratches but thankfully him without any injuries.
Blythe claims that he ran the police but was forced to apologise to the elderly driver for calling him a “stupid old man”.
The incident is the latest in a series of professional riders being involved in training ride crashes.
Astana rider Michele Scarponi who was killed by a lorry in a training ride in Italy just before the Giro d’Italia, while current and three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome had his bike written off in the France last month after a collision with a car.
Meanwhile, Nicky Hayden, the former MotoGP world champion, died last month after a cycling crash.