18-Year-Old Manfredi In Coma after Collision

Italian teenage cyclist in coma

Young Italian cyclist Samuele Manfredi has been put in a medically-induced coma after colliding with a car during training, his future team Groupama-FDJ announced on Monday.

Manfredi, 18, was taken to a hospital in his home town of Pietra Ligure in north-west Italy after the incident.

He finished in second place at this year’s Paris-Roubaix Juniors race and was European junior individual pursuit champion in August.

Campionato Italiano Juniores 2017 – San Salvatore – 133.750 km – 18/06/2017 – Alessio Ecco (G.C. Romagnano Mamis Caffe – Guerciotti) – Samuele Manfredi (G.C. Romagnano Mamis Caffe – Guerciotti) – Riccardo Bobbo (Borgo Molino – Rinascita Ormelle)

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Photos: Bettini

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