Former cycling champion Laurent Jalabert suffered serious injuries on Monday when he was struck by a car while on his bike in Montauban, according to emergency services at the scene and a source close to the investigation. Jalabert, the world time-trial champion in 1997, suffered a broken left leg and an injured shoulder.

The collision happened not far from Jalabert’s home. The 44-year-old was unconscious when discovered by emergency services and has been taken to a hospital in Montauban.