There have been gasps of horror as English bicycle owner Matt Partitions was catapulted into the gang throughout a high-speed crash at London’s velodrome on Sunday.
Partitions, an Olympic champion, was being handled for accidents within the stands of the Lee Valley VeloPark after he was caught up in a multi-rider crash on the ultimate lap of the Commonwealth Video games 15km scratch race qualifier.
British Biking reported Partitions could be going to hospital together with one other rider, Isle of Man’s Matt Bostock, who needed to be taken out of the sector on a stretcher.
One man within the crowd acquired remedy for cuts to his arm, whereas a younger woman additionally acquired minor medical consideration.
Spectators have been left ducking for canopy after Olympic omnium champion Partitions, excessive on the banking, was despatched spiralling into the air, touchdown within the entrance seating part of the sector.
Partitions was driving up the banking attempting to keep away from others who had fallen decrease down, and appeared to clip one other wheel earlier than being despatched flying excessive.
One spectator mentioned Partitions’ bike additionally got here flying over the barrier, taking pictures alongside the row of spectators, in scenes that many skilled observers believed have been unprecedented at a serious observe assembly.
The morning session was suspended after the crash, the second high-speed spill in successive days after one other English rider Joe Truman suffered a suspected damaged collar bone after being taken out unwittingly by Australian Matt Glaetzer on Saturday.