• AG2R La Mondiale rider Mikael Cherel (Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
Mikael Cherel has been left with several significant injuries after colliding with a dog during a training session in the south of France.
SBS Cycling Central

25 Nov 2020 - 3:02 PM 

The AG2R La Mondiale rider suffered a broken collarbone, collapsed lung and two broken ribs as a result, with the 34-year-old now out of action until further notice.

“You might be wondering why I've posted this picture of a cute little dog on my timeline," Cherel wrote in a post on Instagram.

"Perhaps it's the morphine that I've been prescribed that is kicking in…

"Of course, I can't blame the dog that I crashed into after it tried to cross the road right in front of me.

"Neither can I blame the lady walking along the seafront from whom the dog escaped – although I can be annoyed about her act of cowardice, taking the opportunity to make her escape while I was left lying on the ground."

"A scan later revealed a double collarbone fracture, two broken ribs and a collapsed lung," he continued.

"But it could have been worse, as they say."