A statement releases by Jens Voigt team (Saxo Bank) after his stage
16 crash states that the veteran rider is alert and conscious after
hitting the pavement at 70Km.
"An examination at the University hospital in Grenoble this evening has initially given positive reports on Jens Voigt's health after the nasty crash during today's stage of Tour de France. He has incurred a fracture of the right cheekbone and a concussion. For now he is staying at the hospital for further observation.
Jens has sent this greeting to the team: 'I think I was very lucky not getting severely hurt from today's crash. Now I hope that you can focus on the race and I wish you all good luck with the hard stage tomorrow.
The whole team in France and the whole staff at Riis-Cycling wish Jens
Voigt a speedy recovery and hope to see him and his strong and joyful
spirit back on the team soon," the team said.
The veteran German rider apparently hit a dip in the road which caused him to lose control and slam into the pavement with his face and chest as he rode at the back of the pelaton.
"Just heard from Frank Schleck that Jens is doing ok. Good news," Lance Armstrong wrote on Twitter. Follow on twitter @everymantri
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