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Video: Rider tries to pop arm back in place after awful sprint crash

Posted on: October 10th, 2018

There was no shortage of crashes on stage 2 in China though Irishman Cormac Mcgeough retains the young rider jersey.

 

UnitedhealthCare rider Carlos Alzate was left badly injured after a high speed crash in an intermediate sprint in China.

The Colombian suffered road rash all over and his shorts and jersey were cut to pieces.

In one painful looking scene captured by the TV cameras, he appeared to be having help to try to pop his arm back in place.

The incident occurred on yesterday’s stage 2 of the Tour of Taihu Lake (2.1). He was challenging for the intermediate sprint when he was squeezed in against the kerb.

He clipped the kerbing and came down hard, though thankfully he appeared to be the only faller. His injuries were too severe to continue in the race.

Instead he was taken from the crash scene for medical treatment. The stage was won by 23-year-old Colombian Juan Sebastián Molano.

The Manzana Postobon rider has just signed for UAE Team Emirates for the next two years. He claimed victory in a bunch sprint for his second win in as many days.

The sole Irish rider in the race, US-based Cormac Mcgeough of Jelly Belly, finished in the bunch in 25th place.

He was 11th in the prologue TT and took the young rider classification jersey, which he retains with five stages remaining.

Mcgeough sits 8th overall, some 14 seconds down on Belgian race leader Boris Vallée (Wanty-Groupe Gobert).

 

 

Top down: Yesterday’s sprint finish. Ireland’s Cormac Mcgeough in the blue jersey on the podium and at the stage start.

 

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