Cyclists injured in high-speed crash

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Shocking moment cyclists taking part in the Tour of Utah bike race crash into support vehicles
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This is the shocking moment that cyclists taking part in the Tour of Utah bike race crashed into various support vehicles on a steep section of the race.

Cyclists going down the steep Guardsman's Pass found themselves unable to slow down enough going into a sharp hairpin and approached the corner at speed with little run off to go down. The section also suffers from high winds, which would have made it even more difficult for cyclists to navigate.

Unfortunately, with the support vehicles taking the outside line, the cyclists had nowhere to go other than straight into the side of them. A motorcyclist was almost tipped off his motorbike when two competitors ploughed into both him and his bike.

Spectators and organisers were quick to rush and help, with the first cyclist appearing badly injured due to the speed of the impact. Cycling support teams who were driving the vehicles stood in the road soon after in order to warn oncoming cyclists of the dangers up ahead.

The first cyclist suffered from broken ribs, a fractured pelvis and punctured lungs. He was transported by emergency services to a local hospital and was said to be in a stable condition.

Bikers Crash Into Support Vehicles During Race