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Champion cyclist Jalabert injured in crash

MONTAUBAN, France (AFP) –

France's Thomas Voeckler (left) and head coach of team France Laurent Jalabert, September 18, 2012, Valkenburg

France’s Thomas Voeckler (left) and head coach of team France Laurent Jalabert on September 18, 2012 in Valkenburg,The Netherlands. Former cycling champion Jalabert suffered serious injuries on Monday when he was struck by a car while on his bike in Montauban, France.

Former cycling champion Laurent Jalabert suffered serious injuries on Monday when he was struck by a car while on his bike in Montauban, according to emergency services at the scene and a source close to the investigation.

Jalabert, the world time-trial champion in 1997, suffered a broken left leg and an injured shoulder.

The collision happened not far from Jalabert’s home.

The 44-year-old was unconscious when discovered by emergency services and has been taken to a hospital in Montauban.

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