Posted April 02, 2012 on AP on Fox
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American cyclist Levi Leipheimer says he is ''lucky to be alive'' after being hit by a car while training for the Tour of Basque Country. The Omega Pharma-Quick Step rider was training solo on Sunday when he was struck from behind. The Italian team says a trip to a local hospital revealed no broken bones, but Leipheimer injured his lower left leg and will not compete in the Spanish race, which starts Monday. Leipheimer characterized the incident as one of ''scariest experiences of my life,'' writing on Twitter on Monday that he didn't see or hear the car coming. The 38-year-old former teammate of Lance Armstrong added that ''this is one of those mornings when feeling like I got run over is actually true.''
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