Commonwealth Games track cycling halted after riders and fans involved in massive crash

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Olympic gold medalist Matt Walls was hospitalized after being sent over the barriers and into the crowd following a massive crash on day three of the Commonwealth Games track cycling that also injured spectators.

Walls’ GB teammate Matt Bostock, a Manx rider, was also involved in the multi-driver crash, in which both athletes were taken to hospital by ambulance.

Team England said in an update: “Matt is alert and talking – as he has all the time – and is getting medical help in hospital.”

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Walls, who won omnium gold in Tokyo last year, was competing in the men’s scratch race on Sunday when the accident happened.

The remainder of the session – there was one sprint race to go – was canceled as medical staff attended to several riders, including Walls plus spectators, amid reports that one was run off the road ‘covered in blood’.

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