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Andy Schleck escapes injury in collision with car

Andy Schleck escapes serious injury in a collision with a car while training near his home in Luxembourg.

Andy Schleck escaped serious injury when he collided with a car on Saturday while training near his home in Luxembourg.

Posting on his Twitter account, the Tour de France runner-up said he was not seriously injured.

“There was a car who did not see me and I could not avoid the crash,” he wrote on Twitter. “I think he has more damage on his car than me.”

Doctors confirmed that he suffered no broken bones or other serious injury.

Schleck was riding to meet his older brother, Frank, for a training ride when a car, estimated to be driving at 35kph, crossed into his path.

“It was very cold and I decided to put on a lot of winter clothes. That also helped that nothing happened to me,” Schleck said. “A car pulled in front of me and there was nothing I could do. The door ended up destroyed and the window on the driver’s side and the windshield were broken.”

The driver also escaped serious injury.

Schleck will work with a physical therapist to heal what’s described as “light contusions” and should be able to resume training in a few days. He is expected to be able to join his teammates in the Canary Islands next month to begin the 2010 season.