Haller struck by car while training

Marco Haller making his way back onto the road after a crash sent him far afield at Gent-Wevelgem

Katusha-Alpecin 's Marco Haller was struck by a motorist who ran a stop sign while training in Austria on Thursday, suffering multiple fractures to his left knee. The team estimate he will be out for several months and will miss the Tour de France , where he was due to be one of Marcel Kittel's main lead-out men. "It was my second day back on the bike, after I had to recover from a second viral infection in the 2018 season," Haller said from the Landeskrankenhaus hospital in Villach. "I was riding with Bernie Eisel and was sitting in his wheel in a slight downhill, when suddenly a car, ignoring the stop sign, came at us from the right. Bernie just managed to escape him, but I could not do that and hit the driver's door at full speed. My bike was completely destroyed and my knee as well." Haller ...

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