Voeckler doubtful for Tour Down Under after crash

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Posted: Jan 14, 2014 11:29 PM

(Reuters) - French cyclist Thomas Voeckler is doubtful for the Tour Down Under after crashing on a training ride near the Adelaide beach suburb of Glenelg.

"It's understood Voeckler accidentally collided with a stationary vehicle during a ride with his Europcar team shortly after arriving in Adelaide," organizers of the January 19-26 tour said in a statement on Wednesday.

Voeckler, 34, one of the marquee overseas names scheduled to compete in the race in and around Adelaide, will have X-rays on his right shoulder, the team said.

(Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty, editing by Patrick Johnston)