Cycling

Top young Italian cyclist out of coma after car crash

Cycling at the Olympics (Getty Images)
Cycling at the Olympics (Getty Images)

Paris - Teenage Italian cyclist Samuele Manfredi has emerged from a coma more than a month after a serious accident in training, his team announced on Tuesday.

The 18-year-old who rides for French outfit Groupama-FDJ was rushed to a hospital with head injuries after being run over by a car in his home town of Pietra Ligure in north-west Italy and placed in a medically-induced coma on December 10.

"The young Italian rider's life is no longer in danger, but he is now entering a long process of rehabilitation," his team said.

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

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