Kelderman: I saw the car coming but I couldn't even brake

Wilco Kelderman (Bora-Hansgrohe)
(Image credit: Chiara Radeschi/Bora-Hansgrohe)

Now home, and back on the path to the Tour de France in July, Wilco Kelderman knows that he was lucky to escape with relatively minor injuries after the driver of an SUV reportedly cut across the Dutchman and six of his teammates on their final training ride in Italy earlier this month.

Kelderman and several of his Bora-Hansgrohe teammates had decided to tag an extra hour of training onto a final ride and as they pushed for their sixth hour in the saddle, a vehicle drove right into their path. 

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.