Former Skiing Champ has Spinal Surgery

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GRENOBLE, France (AP) - Former French ski champion Luc Alphand
has undergone spinal surgery following a weekend accident in a motorcycle race.

Alphand's managers, GPS Performance, said Monday that Alphand damaged his spinal column and was operated on in the southern French city of Clermont-Ferrand.

He was flown by helicopter to a hospital after the accident Sunday during the Rand'Auvergne all-terrain motorcycle race.

Alphand was a World Cup downhill champion for three consecutive
years starting in 1995 before turning to auto racing. He won the Dakar Rally in 2006.

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