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Louis Garneau suffers punctured lung and concussion in cycling crash

Businessman crashes after touch of wheels in a group ride

Businessman, and former Canadian road and track cyclist Louis Garneau suffered a serious crash on a group ride on Saturday. The 59-year-old Quebec City-native suffered a concussion and punctured lung in the crash. He was released from Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus Sunday morning. Garneau is expected to make a full recovery.

The crash took place during a group ride with other experienced cyclists according to Radio Canada. Garneau hit the pavement after his front wheel made contact with the wheel of another rider in the group.

Following the accident, Garneau posted a picture on social media showing him with bandages on his face and receiving oxygen. The photo was accompanied by the message, “bad crash this morning but l’m ok… wear your helmet.”

In another photo posted Saturday night, Garneau was no longer bandaged up and said he was doing well. He again indicated his thanks to his helmet which appears to have prevented the repercussions of the crash from being more serious.

Following the night in the hospital, Garneau was released and will continue to make his recovery at home. He thanked the community for all the messages of support he received.

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Garneau is a former Olympic road and track cyclist who started his own apparel company out of his parents garage in the 1980s. The family-owned business has grown into a multi-national sports company based out of Quebec City that manufactures apparel, accesories, bikes and helmets for cyclists.