Five British cyclists hit by car in Belgium

Hannah Mayho breaks leg

Five British women cyclists, being groomed for the 2012 Olympics, have been injured in a collision with a car while training in Belgium, British Cycling said on its website on Saturday.

Hannah Mayho, Lucy Martin, Katie Colclough, Emma Trott and Sarah Reynolds were involved in the accident which happened between the towns of Brakel and Oudenaarde on Friday morning.

Mayho, who came into direct contact with the vehicle, broke her leg, her right arm and wrist and was undergoing surgery, the cycling federation said.

Colclough suffered concussion and was staying in hospital overnight, Martin cracked a vertebra and has been advised to rest over the coming weeks, Trott suffered a broken collarbone and a black eye and Reynolds hurt her hand and split her chin.

The cyclists were accompanied by Olympic Academy Programme coach Simon Cope.

© AFP 2010

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