Daniel Martinez 'knocked out with a punch from a driver' on training ride with EF Education First team mates

Daniel Martinez attacked by driver as he was training on the roads around Pistoia, Tuscany, on Tuesday and was taken to hospital

Daniel Martinez.

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American team EF Education First-Drapac reports that its rider Daniel Martinez was 'punched by a driver' during a training ride in Italy on Tuesday.

The motorist had driven his car close to Martinez during the ride near Pistoia, before later attacking the 21-year-old Colombian and knocking him unconscious.

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