His injuries include a bruised lung, crushed ribs, several broken bones and fractured teeth. Following the first surgery, he is now in induced coma. We all hope Jiri will recover soon! After all, he is a true fighter and he has been proving that for many years.
Jiri lost his leg in a car crash when he was 10 years old, but he never gave up and became incredibly successful: Besides being a six-time World Championship winner, he also won six Paralympic golden medals.
Another great moment in Jiri’s cycling career came in 2013 when he participated in the famous Tour de France as an official forerunner of time trial. This was thanks to his long-term support by SKODA. May he race again soon!
In the following days, WeLoveCycling.com will bring you an incredible story of another handicapped rider. Stay tuned!