Bernhard Eisel injured in Tirreno-Adriatico team car collision: 'I'm happy to have got out alive'

"I touched a team car... It was absolutely not the driver’s fault, it was my fault" says Bernhard Eisel after heavy crash during Sunday's stage of Tirreno-Adriatico

Bernhard Eisel in 2018 Tirreno-Adriatico. Photo by Yuzuru Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Bernhard Eisel was forced to withdraw from Tirreno-Adriatico on Sunday after a collision with a team car during the Italian stage race – which Eisel says was his fault.

The 37-year-old Austrian Dimension Data rider suffered an injury to his right wrist, and several injuries to his face.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.