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Kristen Faulkner’s Tour de France Femmes in jeopardy after being hit by motorist

American pro sustained fracture to her knee

Kristen Faulkner Photo by: Kristen Faulkner/Twitter

On Wednesday, Kristen Faulkner, an American cyclist, endured a fractured knee when she was struck by a car while training in California. The unfortunate incident casts uncertainty on her ability to take part in the Tour de France Femmes, according to her team, Jayco AlUla.

“Kristen Faulkner was hit by a driver whilst out training in California recently and sustained a small fracture to her knee,” read a statement on her team’s Twitter account. “Unfortunately due to the incident, Faulkner will be unable to race until the knee has healed. As always, the health and wellbeing of riders is the priority and Faulkner will work closely with the medical team throughout this recovery period.”

No specific timeframe was provided by the Australian team regarding the 30-year-old’s comeback to racing.

The Tour de France Femmes begins on July 23 in Clermont-Ferrand.