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Armstrong won’t travel to Flanders, Martinez attacked by driver: Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

March 28, 2018

Armstrong withdraws from Tour of Flanders attendance, cites family matter as reason; EF Education First rider Martínez attacked by a car driver, hospitalized; Keukeleire out of Lotto-Soudal squad for Spring Classics; QuickStep Floors signs European Under 23 TT champion Asgreen; Gesink’s knee problems traced back to change in position on bike; More teams announced for Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah; Video: Behind the scenes with QuickStep Floors at Gent-Wevelgem

EF Education First rider Martínez attacked by a car driver, hospitalized

by Shane Stokes


On Sunday the talented Colombian Daniel Martinez finished a fine seventh overall in the Volta a Catalunya. Now, two days later, the EF Education First rider is in hospital in Italy after being assaulted by a motorist.

According to Cicloweb, the 21 year old was training with compatriots Julián Cardona, Miguel Eduardo Florez and Kristian Yustre when they almost crashed due to a car. Reports suggest that Martinez shouted at the driver, who then emerged from the car and beat him.

Cicloweb states that it is currently unclear as to the full extent of his injuries, but that Martinez cannot remember anything about the incident.

Click through to read more at Cicloweb.

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