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February 4, 2013
Johnny Hoogerland was in Spain preparing for Tour Méditerranée when he was hit by a vehicle and sent to hospital.
This afternoon Johnny Hoogerland crashed hard while training. The rider of Vacansoleil-DCM was going slightly downhill in front of the scooter which was going to motopace him for another hour or so. A turning car didn’t see the rider coming and hit the unfortunate Hoogerland.
The 29 year old was taken to the hospital of Villajoyosa where they diagnosed some rib fractures and some injuries that ask for extra examination on Monday. More information on the condition of the rider will follow on Monday.
This isn’t the first time Hoogerland has encountered bad luck with vehicles. The last time he was struck by a car was in the 2011 Tour de France when hit by a France Television vehicle during stage 9 while in a breakaway with Thomas Voeckler and Juan Antonio Flecha.