World Champion and U.S. Ski Team Athlete Lodwick in Car-Bike Crash at Tour de France

Posted By: The Ski Channel on July 22, 2009 4:41 pm

World Champion and U.S. Ski Team athlete, Todd Lodwick was involved in a car-bike collision while riding back from spectating at a Tour stage.  Heading towards Albertville on his bike, Lodwick collided head on with an oncoming vehicle.  Only minutes after watching an early portion of stage 17 of the Tour de France on the Col de Les Saisies, he rounded a corner and swerved to avoid a stopped vehicle.

Thankfully, Lodwick is in good condition, though suffering from some bumps and bruises.  He was treated and released from an Albertville hospital and will now rest before returning to the states. 

“The crash happened very quickly, but I am happy to be uninjured, which is more than I can say for the car and my bike,” Lodwick said. “I am looking forward to getting to my family, resting up a bit and then heading back into the training season.”

Members of the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team are in France training while also finding time to enjoy the Tour.

Glad you’re okay Todd!