Joop Zoetemelk was injured on Sunday during a bike ride near Paris.

The 1980 Tour de France winner was hit by a car and taken to hospital by helicopter, his family confirms to the

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The 73-year-old Zoetemelk suffered several fractures in the accident.

His family says that the cycling legend is conscious.

Zoetemelk has been living near Paris for years.

He is still the last Dutchman to win the Tour de France.

In 1968 Jan Janssen was the only other Dutchman to win the most important cycling race in the world.

The 107th edition of the Tour is currently underway, which will end on Sunday with the traditional stage on the Champs-Élysées.

Slovenian Tadej Pogacar drove his fellow countryman Primoz Roglic out of the yellow jersey on Saturday and will be the youngest post-war winner.