Martin breaks cheekbone in training

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BRUSSELS (AP) -- Time trial world champion Tony Martin has broken his cheekbone during a training run accident near his Swiss home.

His team Omega Pharma-Quick Step said Martin hit a car during his run on Wednesday and was briefly unconscious before being taken to a hospital. It said his condition on Thursday was stable and that surgery was being considered.

The 26-year-old German is one of the top riders on the tour and earned 12 victories last year, including Paris-Nice and the Tour of Beijing.

He is considered one of the favorites to win gold in the Olympic time trial in London. Defending champion Fabian Cancellara broke his collarbone earlier this month.