Giant-Alpecin riders hurt in car collision in Spain

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 23, 2016 1:36 PM

MADRID (Reuters) - Six Giant-Alpecin riders have been taken to hospital after being struck by a car driven by a British woman while training in southern Spain, with two suffering serious injuries, emergency services said on Saturday.

The German team's riders, who were not identified by name, were hit by the car on a minor road near Alicante and two helicopters were used in the rescue, emergency services for the Valencia region said on their Twitter feed (@GVA112).

The riders involved were of various nationalities and between 18 and 27 years old while the two with more serious injuries had sustained multiple fractures, they added.

Giant-Alpecin said all the team's riders were in a "stable condition".

"There was an accident in training today at our camp in Spain," the team said on Twitter (@GiantAlpecin).

"Some riders involved in the crash went to the hospital for a check," they added. "More details to follow."

(Additonal reporting by Emma Pinedo, writing by Iain Rogers, editing by Ken Ferris)