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Watch Team GB cyclists suffer horror crash in team sprint at Euro Champs

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TEAM GB cyclists suffered a horror crash earlier today at the European Championships.

Hopes of winning the cycling European Championships in Munich came to an abrupt end when a slip on the team sprint event caused the women’s team to crash out.

Capewell and Finucane have both been confirmed to be ok since the crash
Capewell receives medical treatment following her crash

The team had not enjoyed the best of starts to begin with after false starting on their first try.

But, having seemingly gotten away well at the second time of asking, things soon took a disastrous turn.

Riders Sophie Capewell, Lauren Bell and Emma Finucane saw their championships end prematurely when Finucane and Capewell collided at the end of the first lap following a loss of balance.

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The two riders hit the ground heavily and were sent skidding along the floor.

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As the momentum carried them, the hard floor opened up a rip into Capewell’s jersey.

The tear could be clearly seen on upper right of her back.

Following the ordeal, BBC’s coverage showed Capewell crying and clutching her kit as she exited the venue.

British Cycling tweeted: “Unfortunately a crash in round 1 sees our women’s team exit the competition.

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“Both Sophie Capewell and Emma Finucane are doing well and will be back stronger.”

Today’s incident follows on from a number of terrifying crashes at the Commonwealth Games, including England’s Matt Walls who flew into the crowd and left a fan covered in blood.

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In more positive news, the men’s team have earned the right to battle for a Bronze medal against Poland after beating Spain in the first round of their equivalent competition.



Source: The Sun

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