This afternoon Johnny Hoogerland crashed hard while training in Spain preparing for Tour Méditerranée. 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.