Rapha-Condor-Sharp’s Chris Newton has escaped with “minor injuries” after being struck by a car while out training this morning in a collision that left his bike a write-off.
The news was broken on Twitter by Team Manager John Herety, who tweeted a message earlier this morning that read: “Some bad Karma around me, Chris Newton knocked off by car 30 mins ago. Minor injuries to him, bike a write off. Car stopped then drove off!”
We’ve spoken to a spokesman for Rapha-Condor-Sharp who was unable to confirm the extent of Newton's injuries, although he said he certainly hadn't been seriously injured, and confirmed that a car pulled across the cyclist at a junction and that the driver fled after the accident, with Newton subsequently giving a statement to the police.
Newton, who has won World Championship titles and Olympic medals on the track and also has some impressive palmarès on the road, has been an integral part of the Rapha-Condor-Sharp line-up during the Halfords Tour Series and is due to take part in the British National Road Race Championships this Sunday.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.