Giant-Alpecin road captain Koen de Kort describes the mood in the camp at the Tour Down Under following the crash in Spain which left six teammates in hospital Giant-Alpecin at the 2016 Tour Down Under (Watson) The Giant-Alpecin squad racing at the Tour Down Under today awoke to shocking news of a team training camp accident in which relatives and housemates of those competing in Australia were seriously injured in a head-on collision with a car.
Tour Down Under road captain Koen de Kort said riders were alerted of the accident shortly before 6am local time and then called off an unofficial spin before the sixth stage of the first WorldTour event of the season.
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Classics champion John Degenkolb , Fredrick Ludvigsson, Chad Haga, Ramon Sinkeldam, Warren Barguil and Max Walscheid have all been treated for injuries, and some undergone surgery, following the incident in Calpe, Spain, according to official team medical updates .
Fredrick’s brother, Tobias, and Haga’s housemate, Carter Jones, both started the final stage of the Tour Down Under today in spite of the news.
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