Kristen Faulkner hit by car while training in California, sustains small knee fracture

Kristen Faulkner (Jayco-AlUla) at the La Vuelta Femenina
Kristen Faulkner (Jayco-AlUla) at the La Vuelta Femenina (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Kristen Faulkner's hopes and ambitions for the 2023 Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift have suffered a major blow after the American suffered a small fracture in her knee after being hit by a car during training in California. 

Falkner crashed twice in the opening stages of the Tour de France Femmes last year and was hoping to make a successful return this year. However Jayco-AlUla were cautious about her return to racing. The team did not outline exactly where the fracture occurred or gave an expected time-frame for her return to racing.

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Simone Giuliani
Australia Editor

Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.