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England cyclist Joe Truman knocked unconscious in a horror crash during CWG 2022, video surfaces

The event concluded with Jack Carlin clinching the silver for Scotland.

Abhishek Sandikar Author

Updated - 31 July 2022 2:10 pm

England cyclist Joe Truman was involved in a massive crash at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Truman was unconscious after the impact and suffered a suspected broken collarbone as he smashed into a fellow cyclist at 45km/h.

The 25-year-old crashed into Australian defending champion Matt Glaetzer, who got entangled with another cyclist. Both riders’ crashed debris flew around as Truman was knocked out cold and gained consciousness after receiving oxygen from trackside medics. Truman was taken to the hospital in a wheelchair while Glaetzer saw his skinsuit get ripped into pieces.

Watch the accident here:

Six-time Olympic gold medalist Sir Chris Hoy talked about the crash and delved into the psyche of a rider in such high-speed races. He said, “You’re racing as close as you can to the riders around you. Matt Glaetzer got boxed and went into the back of Jack Carlin and fell to the right, and Joe Truman had nowhere left to go.

“Your heart rate is at maximum and adrenalin is flowing. It is a rare thing to have such a serious crash in the velodrome than on the road when you are training. It is just one of those things you have to deal with and it reminds us how tough these guys are and how brave you have to be.”

Former Olympic champion Chris Boardman was commentating for the event and was in total shock by the crash. He said: That’s a bad crash and we are not seeing any movement from Joe Truman. That will stop racing for a while as they are going to have to take their time here. That is about 70km/h plus.”


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