Johnny Hoogerland hit by car during training ride

Johnny Hoogerland

Dutch rider Johnny Hoogerland has fractured his ribs and back as a result of being hit by a car during a training ride, and is currently in intensive care in a Spanish hospital.

Hoogerland's Vacansoleil-DCM team issued a brief statement on Sunday evening confirming that the rider had 'crashed hard' during a training ride and was taken to hospital in Villajoyosa, Spain, where he received treatment.

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