Terrible accident on the Lee Valley VeloPark track in Birmingham, where some of the cycling tests of the Commonwealth Games are taking place. On the last lap of the Scratch qualifying round, eight riders went to the ground and one of them, the Tokyo Olympic champion in the Omnium, the 24-year-old Englishman Matthew Walls flew his bike into the crowd.
Immediately rescued, he was treated for more than an hour in the stands, before being taken away and hospitalized for checks. One of the injured spectators was also hospitalized, who had previously been taken away in a wheelchair, covered in blood. Another cyclist, Matt Bostock of the Isle of Man, was also in hospital. A Team England spokesperson later reported that “Walls is conscious, and talking”.