Australian observe bike owner Alex Porter suffered a nasty crash contained in the velodrome on the Olympics because the handlebars on his bike snapped through the group pursuit.
The group received off to an excellent begin as they regarded to qualify for the following stage of the occasion.
However shortly after they received going, Porter’s handlebars broke clear off in his arms.
He went head first excessive of his bike and slammed into the observe at excessive pace.
Fortunately, he was behind his three teammates when the incident occurred so it didn’t have an effect on some other rider.
The Australian group have been capable of come to a cease so they may restart.
Porter was heard shouting at his coach: “my f*****g handlebars snapped!”
He suffered nasty trying cuts and bruises and a graze on his face the place he hit the observe.
Commentator Chris Boardman mentioned: “The bike is smashed to items…
“It was a handlebar failure! That’s stunning. I don’t assume I’ve seen that earlier than.
“That may be a actual shock. That should have been such a shock and it’ll resonate with the opposite riders who’re utilizing the identical gear.”
Former Crew GB star Chris Hoy added: “That’s extremely uncommon, and it’ll have shaken the arrogance of all of the riders.”
Denmark dominated the Crew Pursuit with an Olympic document time, with Italy, New Zealand and Nice Britain additionally coming via qualifying.