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Alness cyclist Kyle Gordon involved in horror crash in Commonwealth Games as cyclists and spectators injured. But Gordon will compete in Men 15km Scratch final in London tonight


By Will Clark

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ALNESS cyclist Kyle Gordon is through to the final of the men's 15km scratch race at the Commonwealth Games tonight despite being involved in a huge crash which saw cyclists and spectators require medical attention.

Kyle Gordon.
Kyle Gordon.

Gordon was taken off his bike when a huge crash saw half of the field taken out. Gordon managed to get back to his feet and has advanced to tonight's final.

The incident saw England cyclist Matt Walls catapulted off the track and over the barriers into the crowd.

The session was suspended as he received treatment at the scene for 40 minutes before being taken to hospital.

Isle of Man cyclist Matt Bostock was also taken out of the venue on a stretcher and taken to hospital.

Spectators were also injured after the crash and required treatment.

Regarding Gordon, Scottish Cycling released a statement on Twitter saying: "Unfortunately we have just witnessed another big crash at the velodrome.

"Kyle Gordon was taken down but thankfully got up and got back on this bike.

"Our thoughts with the two riders who are receiving medical attention."


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