Offredo: I was attacked while training

Yoann Offredo (Wanty Groupe-Gobert) posted photos to social media on Monday depicting the aftermath of what he says was an attack during a training ride.

The 30-year-old Frenchman, who earlier this month finished 14th at both the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, said via Facebook that he was the victim of an assault with a blade and a baseball bat while he was out riding with two friends.

"Result: a fractured nose, a rib in a dirty state and bruises all over the body," he wrote. "But beyond physical wounds, I am especially shocked.

"I'm not angry, I'm just sad to find that this beautiful sport that I like, I do not want my kids to practice ... too dangerous.

"You leave for training in the morning, but you never know if you're going home."

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