Chris Newton injured

British track rider floored by door

Chris Newton in action


British rider Chris Newton, a past world points race champion set to represent his country at this year’s Olympics, was injured in an incident with a car on Thursday morning.

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The 34 year-old was training near his home in Oldham, Manchester when a car door opened in front of him, and he broke his left collarbone as a result. British Cycling told BikeRadar that the break was a clean one, meaning he should be able to ride on a turbo trainer next week and resume full training within five weeks.

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The accident means that Newton will miss the upcoming track world championships in Manchester, but it will not affect his selection for the Beijing Olympics later this year.