Aussie Track Cyclist Suffers Crash During Men's Team Ride at Tokyo Olympics - Photo, Video
© AP Photo / GREG BAKERAustralia's Alexander Porter reacts after crashing during the men's track cycling team pursuit qualifying event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Izu Velodrome in Izu, Japan, on 2 August 2021.
© AP Photo / GREG BAKER
After the incident, the cyclist underwent a concussion test before his team were allowed a re-run.
Australian track cyclist Alex Porter crashed during the men's team pursuit qualification at the Izu Velodrome in Tokyo on Monday morning.
Porter was riding third wheel when the handlebars of his bike snapped and he fell face-first into the wooden boards of the velodrome.
The crash did not affect other riders but the race was stopped.
A video of the crash has been shared online.
— Rick Samimi (@RickSamimi) August 2, 2021
The Australian team were chasing the time of the Danes, who are the current World Champions and have proven to be the fastest team, followed by Italy and New Zealand.
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After Alex Porter was provided first aid and underwent a concussion test, the Australian cyclists were allowed a re-run. As a result, Australia was ranked fifth in the men's team qualifying event.