TDF cyclist run over by doctor

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iol spt july19 Schar AFP Swiss BMC rider Michael Schar was run over by the doctor's car and sustained cuts and bruises during the 17th stage of the Tour de France. File picture.

PEYRAGUDES, France - Swiss BMC rider Michael Schar was run over by the doctor's car and sustained cuts and bruises during the 17th stage of the Tour de France cycle race on Thursday, his team said.

The incident occurred on the ascent to the Port de Bales 110 kms into the stage, Tour organisers said in a statement.

“Schar has minor cuts on his right knee and an elbow injury that will need further evaluation,” team doctor Max Testa was quoted as saying in a BMC statement. – Reuters


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