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Young Canadian rider in hit and run

By:
Kirsten Robbins in Redlands, California, USA
Published:
March 31, 2009, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:05 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, March 31, 2009

Young Canadian cyclist Arnaud Papillon has been the victim of a hit and run in South Carolina. The...

Young Canadian cyclist Arnaud Papillon has been the victim of a hit and run in South Carolina. The 20-year-old's season is in doubt following the accident, which left him with a three lumbar fractures and damaged tendons in his left knee.

"I'm very anxious over what has happened," Papillon told CBCNews.ca. "I don't know if my season is compromised or my career is compromised. This idiot – he has no idea of the impact of what he has done."

Papillon won last year's Louis Garneau Montreal-Quebec Classic in Canada and the Coupe de la Paix's stage one. The rider has also competed for Canada at the Tour de l'Avenir.

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