Cherel left with multiple injuries after training crash caused by dog

AG2R La Mondiale’s Mikaël Cherel descends mon stage 18 of the 2020 Tour de France
AG2R La Mondiale’s Mikaël Cherel descends on stage 18 of the 2020 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

AG2R La Mondiale's Mikaël Cherel has been left nursing a broken collarbone, a collapsed lung and two broken ribs after a training crash in the south of France, during which he collided with a dog that had escaped from its owner.

"You might be wondering why I've posted this picture of a cute little dog on my timeline," he wrote in a relatively lighthearted message on Instagram on Tuesday evening. "Perhaps it's the morphine that I've been prescribed that is kicking in…

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