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


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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