Tuesday 25 October 2016

Video emerges of Irish cyclist Matt Brammier colliding with car at high speed in Utah

Published 11/08/2015 | 16:47

Irish cyclist Matt Brammeier is recovering in hospital
Irish cyclist Matt Brammeier is recovering in hospital

Matt Brammeier, a cyclist for the South African ProContinental team MTN-Qhubeka, was involved in a huge collision with a service car during stage six of the Tour of Utah.

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The five-time Irish National champion was chasing the pack during the descent of the Guardsman’s Pass when he lost control round a bend which sent him flying into a vehicle.

Watch the devastating collision below. Viewer discretion is advised.

The video also shows two other riders dismounted from their bicycles as they collide with a motorbike that slowed down to avoid the initial collision.

Brammeier was immediately taken to hospital and according to Cycling News; the Irishman was diagnosed with injuries to his pelvis, ribs and lung.

Brammier took the collision in good spirits shown by his recent tweets.

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