Motorsport: Formula One's Fernando Alonso involved in road cycling accident

Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso has been involved in a road accident while cycling in Switzerland.

The 39-year-old double world champion is due to make his Formula One comeback this season after two years out of the sport.

"Fernando is conscious and well in himself and is awaiting further medical examinations tomorrow morning," an Alpine team statement said.

Italy's Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper reported earlier that the Spaniard had been hit by a car while training on his bike near Lugano and was taken to hospital.

The Gazzetta reported that initial X-rays suggested possible fractures and questioned whether Alonso would be able to start the season.

The Formula One championship is due to begin in Bahrain on March 28.