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|August 31, 2000||
Armstrong unhurt after head-on crash
Two-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong said on Thursday he was "banged up" but unhurt after he crashed head-on into a car this week.
The American fell while training for the Sydney Olympics with U.S. Postal team mates Tyler Hamilton and Frankie Andreu in the hills above Nice on Tuesday.
"There is nothing broken or serious, but I'm very banged up," Armstrong told his personal website.
Armstrong, winner of the Tour de France for the last two years, said his bike was extensively damaged in the collision and he would be "off the bike for two days or so".
Hamilton said the three riders had been confronted by "a speeding car out of nowhere".
"The car drove straight into Lance but luckily his bike took most of the impact," said Hamilton. "Lance went flying off his bike and tumbled down the road but suffered only bruises and minor road rash, thankfully."
Hamilton said he has also crashed off the road and "reopened a few wounds" while Andreu was unhurt."
Armstrong, who survived cancer to twice win the toughest road race of all, spends part of each year living and training in Nice. He will go for gold in the time-trial and road race in Sydney.
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