Levi Leipheimer Hit By Car in Spain

Rider not seriously injured

Levi Leipheimer in 2009

Levi Leipheimer in 2009     Photo: Richard Masoner/Flickr

American cyclist Levi Leipheimer was hit by a car while on a training ride Sunday in Spain. He did not break any bones but was treated for a swollen and painful leg. The crash prompted Leipheimer to withdraw from the Tour of Basque Country. His return date to cycling is still unknown. Also on Sunday, track cyclist Shane Perkins was hit by a car while riding in Melbourne. Perkins will still compete in the track cycling world championships beginning Wednesday.

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