Geoffrey Pyatt cyclist and United States Ambassador to Greece was involved in a cycling accident in Mani, Peloponnese Friday and transferred to Athens after receiving first aid at a local hospital.

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PYATT AT HIS DAY JOB. ©US STATE DEPT

A US Embassy spokesman said that the 56 year-old Pyatt was out training and fell, injuring his hip and would undergo surgery on Saturday.

Pyatt is a very active gran fondo cyclist having competed in the 103km Greek Independence Day Gyros Thysias (Tour of Sacrifice Race) since 2017.  This year he finished 18th in his category and 111th overall with a time of 3:07:21.  He’s also friends with former professional cyclist and Trek Segafredo team manager, Yaroslav Popovych, whom he met while stationed in Ukraine.

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PYATT SHOWS OFF THE US EMBASSY ZWIFT PAIN CAVE IN GREECE. ©MBIKE

He rides as much as he can, for someone who is overwhelmed trying to fix the world, and always travels with bike so he can sneak out (with armed security detail) for a spin.  Otherwise he’s uses Zwift to get in some quality training.

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GREEK TOUR OF SACRIFICE GRAN FONDO. ©MBIKE

Gran Fondo Daily News wishes Geoffrey a speedy recovery and we look forward to seeing the cycling ambassador out on the road again soon.

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