Road Cycling News

Tony Martin says “I was lucky” after release from hospital without surgery

Tony Martin, the world time trial champion, has been released from hospital after a road accident yesterday left him with facial injuries and fractures to his left arm and shoulder blade.

Tony Martin has been released from with facial injuries and a fractured left arm

The Omega Pharma-QuickStep star, winner of last year’s Paris-Nice, did not require surgery and was released this morning from hospital in Munsterlingen, Switzerland.

Martin had been knocked unconscious by an accident in which a team spokesman said Martin had “hit a car with his bike” near his home.

“My feeling today is much better than the last two days,” Martin said. “I am happy that the fractures won’t need surgery. I’m at home now. For me it’s really important.

“The day of the accident I was thinking – why has this happened to me? – but now I have to say I was lucky, it could have been much worse.”

Martin’s return to training will be governed by the speed of  his recovery.

“I had a great medical staff around me. I would like to thank all the medical staff for their great job and the team medical staff,” he said.

“My family was always with me and I felt the affection of many people close to me.

“My first objective now is to take all the time necessary to heal well. I thank all those who with their messages gave me a support in these difficult days. I really appreciate them.”

Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.