F1’s Alonso injured in cycling accident | Ralph-Lauren

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F1 driver Fernando Alonso is recovering from a road accident while cycling in Switzerland.

“Fernando is conscious and well in himself and is awaiting further medical examinations tomorrow morning,” his Alpine team said in a statement on Thursday.

“Alpine F1 Team will not make any further statement at this point in time. Further updates will be given tomorrow (Friday).”

Italy’s Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper reported earlier the Spaniard had been hit by a car while training on his bike near Lugano and was taken to hospital.

The Gazzetta reported initial X-rays suggested possible fractures and questioned whether Alonso would be able to start the season.

The 39-year-old Spaniard has won 32 Formula One races, with 97 podium finishes. He is returning to F1 this year after retiring at the end of his final season with McLaren in 2018.

Alonso won his two world titles with French manufacturer Renault, which was re-branded as Alpine for 2021.

Preseason testing begins at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir on March 12 and the first race will also be held there on March 28.

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