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Jody Cundy knocked off bike on training ride on Mallorca

World champion para-cyclist escapes serious injury after car he was overtaking turned into his path

World champion para-cyclist Jody Cundy has been knocked off his bike while training on Mallorca, luckily without sustaining serious injury. Cundy, aged 34, tweeted that he was hit by a car he was overtaking, with the driver indicating he was turning in one direction but instead going the other way.

Cundy, who is reigning C4 kilo world champion but was unable to add the Paralympic title in London last summer when he was controversially denied a restart after his rear wheel got stuck in the starting gate, recounted today's incident on Twitter.

"First half of my ride today went really well, and was feeling pretty good for the return leg home, even bumped into the legend @JiriJezek74 [the Czech six time Paralympic and world champion cyclist, Jiří Ježek]," he said.

“And then I got knocked off my bike when I overtook a car that indicated one way and then decided to change his mind as I was coming past,” he went on.

“Thankfully I’m in one piece, a few cuts to my knee and bruised the pad of my palm. But all in one piece and able to fight another day.”

“The car has two big marks down the side from my shoe and handlebars, hopefully the driver will look twice next time,” he added.

Read our recent interview with Jody Cundy in which among other things he calls for para-cyclists to be given more chances to compete as well as his aims to race for England at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next year here.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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mike_ibcyclist | 11 years ago

Was it an English ex-pat driving? (Obviously not good either way)

a.jumper | 11 years ago

I wonder what he said to the driver...

Gkam84 | 11 years ago

Glad to here the car came off worse  4

Quite alot of Para cyclists out there at the moment, Colin Lynch is also out there

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