Italian junior Samuele Manfredi in coma after collision with car

Samuele Manfredi

Young Italian cyclist Samuele Manfredi has been put in a medically-induced coma after colliding with a car during training, his future team Groupama-FDJ announced on Monday.

Manfredi, 18, was taken to a hospital in his home town of Pietra Ligure in north-west Italy after the incident.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reported a “serious head trauma.” He spent the night in critical condition.

Manfredi finished in second place at this year’s Paris-Roubaix Juniors race and was European junior individual pursuit champion in August.

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