According to Sportwereld, De Buyst suffered a broken rib and shoulder in the incident, which will likely mean he will miss the Vuelta a España, which begins in two weeks.
De Buyst wrote on Twitter that he was descending the Coll de Rabassa when an oncoming driver moved into the lane in which he was riding in order to pass two cyclists who were traveling up the hill.
"I was descending and got hit by the car. I am looking for the two cyclist who were going up the climb. So if somebody can help finding them," he wrote.
He is reportedly travelling back to Belgium for further examinations.
De Buyst joins his Lotto Soudal teammate Brent Van Moer on the injured list. The Critérium du Dauphiné stage winner crashed while training on Thursday and fractured his hip. He did not require surgery but faces a layoff of at least two weeks.
Got hit by a car riding on the opposite side of the road while he was passing 2 cyclists on their ascent of coll de rabassa in this corner, i was descending and got hit by the car.I am looking for the 2 cyclist who were going up the climb. So if somebody can help finding them?! pic.twitter.com/zgbBf18xYMJuly 30, 2021
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