Crashes involving cycling teams don't always involve bikes and their riders. The T-Mobile bus was involved in a crash Saturday morning during the long transfer to the start of the last stage of the Deutschland Tour.
The bus was headed north on the autobahn when a car drove into it from behind, according to the team's website, t-mobile-team.com. The car left the road and rolled over several times, slightly injuring the driver. The team bus driver was deemed not to have any responsibility for the accident and was eventually allowed to continue on his way.
There were no riders on the bus, as they were to travel later in the morning in team cars. However, Director Sportif Alan Pieper and soigneur Dieter "Eule" Ruthenberg were on board, and hitched a ride to the race with the Euskaltel bus