Quick-Step riders left injured after collision with truck during South African training camp

Laurens De Plus and Petr Vakoc both suffered injuries while training in South Africa on Thursday alongside teammate Bob Jungels

Laurens De Plus at teh 2017 Giro d'Itali

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Quick-Step Floors riders Laurens De Plus and Petr Vakoc have been left injured after a collision with a truck during a training camp ride in South Africa.

The incident took place on Thursday during their daily training ride with teammate Bob Jungels, when the truck reportedly struck them from behind.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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