A CYCLIST has shared surprising pictures of his accidents after being beaten up whereas on a coaching experience.
Frenchman Yoann Offredo appeared bloodied and bruised after attackers broke his nostril and a rib.
The 30-yr-previous, who has been within the professional peloton for ten years, posted footage of the assault's aftermath to his social media accounts.
Offredo, who has ridden a number of editions of the Tour de France for France's prime business staff FDJ and now the Wanty group, was out for a practise experience with two buddies when the incident occurred.
He stated on Fb: "In the present day I used to be the sufferer of an assault with a box cutter and a baseball bat throughout a exercise with two associates… end result: a damaged nostril, fractured rib, in a dangerous state and bruises throughout my physique.
"However past the bodily accidents I’m notably shocked.
"I'm not indignant, I'm simply unhappy about this lovely sport I really like. I don't need my youngsters to do it, too harmful.
"You allow within the morning for coaching, however you by no means know in case you're going to go house.
"Simply unhappy to notice that within the nation of the rights of man, we ignore the rights of cyclists."
It isn’t recognized if the police have been contacted over the incident.
It’s the newest shock in cycling after the demise of massively widespread Italian rider Michele Scarponi on Saturday after he collided with a minibus.