Rabobank's Grischa Niermann will have to end his season early after he was hit by a car during training and suffered a broken fibula. The injury will mean the German, who was still a candidate for a spot in the German national team for the World Championship in Stuttgart, will have to wait until next season to race, but he was relieved not to have suffered more serious injury. "I took a left turn, but I just missed one car," Neirmann wrote according to the Rabobank team website.
"I then rolled over the hood, I went through the windscreen and ended up inside the car. In fact, I think I am rather lucky with just a broken fibula, but of course I am done for the season now. I am not sure how long this will take, but it obviously going to take too long for me to compete in the final part of the season."
Niermann started the season off with a broken ankle after he was hit by a motorbike in the Tirreno-Adriatico.