ASPEN, Colorado – Former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong found himself in a Colorado hospital Thursday after crashing his bike on a trail near Aspen.
Armstrong posted on Instagram that he was riding the Tom Blake Trail in Snowmass Village when he took a spill and hit his head.
As a precaution, Armstrong went to Aspen Valley Hospital to be checked out.
Well, sometimes you’re the hammer and sometimes you’re the nail! The Tom Blake trail (one of my faves) came up and tried to KO my ass today. Took quite the blow to the noggin’ so swung by the Aspen Valley Hospital (great facility!) to get my head checked. For the 46 yrs prior to today I completely would have blown off getting checked. Not now. Small world story - a few weeks back I posted a pic of @ghincapie, @mikekloser, and myself. Credit photo to “some dude at top of buttermilk”. Well, that ‘dude’ turned out to be @ajaxrider - the ER doc on duty today! Charlie, thanks for looking after me.
It just so happens the doctor who checked him out at the hospital took a photo of Armstrong in the area a few weeks ago, Armstrong said.