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Two Quick Step riders hit by car during training

Team Quick Step's Kevin Van Impe and Kevin Hulsmans were involved in an accident Tuesday near Oosterzele, Belgium. The pair was training near Van Impe's house, along with two other athletes.

"We were just riding along easily," said Hulsmans, "when at a certain point, a car coming from behind hit us and threw us to the ground. The impact sent Van Impe clear to the other side of the road. Luckily, there were no cars coming the other way."

"I ended up against a light post, and another one of our friends broke his clavicle," said Hulsmans. "The driver stopped, and help was there soon after. We were very lucky. Considering how fast the car was going, and by the look of our bikes, I must say that it could have been much worse."

Both Quick Step riders sustained minor scrapes and bruises on their arms and legs.

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