23 Jul 2009

German rider crashes heavily in the Alps

8:35 am on 23 July 2009

The German cyclist Jens Voigt was flown to hospital in Grenoble after a serious crash on stage 16 of the Tour de France.

Voigt, who'd been part of a dangerous breakaway, was knocked unconsciousness when he crashed on a descent and was in shock when he came to.

His most serious injuries were to his face and right elbow.