Italian teenage cyclist in coma

2018-12-11 07:16
Cycling at the Olympics (Getty Images)

Paris - Young Italian cyclist Samuele Manfredi has been put in a medically-induced coma after colliding with a car during training, his future team Groupama-FDJ announced on Monday.

Manfredi, 18, was taken to a hospital in his home town of Pietra Ligure in north-west Italy after the incident.

He finished in second place at this year's Paris-Roubaix Juniors race and was European junior individual pursuit champion in August.

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