Nairo Quintana during the Tour de Provenc, February 21, 2020. - Frederic DIDES / SIPA
Colombian cyclist Nairo Quintana was struck by a car on Thursday while training for the Tour de France in central Colombia, the mayor of the city in which the accident occurred on Friday. The winner of the Giro in 2014 and the Tour of Spain in 2015 was hit by a driver "who was doing an incorrect maneuver," said Mery Mozo, the mayor of Motavita (center).
Nairo Quintana was hit by a vehicle during training, we will give you as soon as possible more information on his state of health
Nairo fue atropellado por un coche hoy durante su entrenamiento
The daremos lo antes posible más información sobre su salud pic. twitter.com/j1NEtC0EVq
Arriving at the scene a few minutes after the accident, she assured Blu Radio that Quintana was "out of danger", despite "knee pain" and "elbow scratches". Quintana has returned to his home, where he needs medical treatment, she added.
The 30-year-old Colombian, who has climbed the Tour de France podium three times, had a promising start to the season with the French team Arkea-Samsic. He notably won the last stage of Paris-Nice last March, one of the last races before the end of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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