Team Quick Step's Jerome Pineau suffered a nasty, domestic accident Wednesday that could have had terrible consequences.
"I was handling the battery of my scooter when, all of a sudden, it slipped out of my hands," said Pineau. "A splatter of battery acid splashed into my right eye. The pain was terrible."
"Thankfully an eye specialist lives near me and was able to visit me right away. He reassured me that my eye was ok, and that I hadn't damaged it. That was a relief because, as soon as it happened, I couldn't see a thing."
After the incident Pineau decided to take the rest of the day off. "I'll wait and see how things are tomorrow morning," he said, "then we'll decide whether I can take part or not in the Haut Var this weekend."