Sickening crash mars final stage of Tour of Utah

An Irish cyclist was taken to hospital after colliding with a support car on a sharp bend in the Tour of Utah race.

Matt Brammeier suffered injuries to his lungs, pelvis and ribs as he came around a hairpin known as Guardsman’s Pass with a sickening thud into the door of the car.

As spectators and officials attempted to clear the area so the 30-year-old Irish rider could receive treatment, a further two riders collided with the motor bike of a race official and also crashed to the ground – although not with the velocity that Brammeier did.  Cyclist Matt Brammeier smashes into car after taking corner too fast in US…苏州美甲美睫培训学校/VAo8kC41vJ— IG: NdoroTweetID™ (@NdoroTweet) August 10, 2015

Australian Lachlan Norris went on to win the stage, the seventh and final of the tour. American rider Joe Dombrowski, 24, was the overall champion.  All good in the hood guys. Thanks for the messages. pic.twitter苏州美甲美睫培训学校/SGB8NEssCF— Matt Brammeier (@Mattbrammeier85) August 9, 2015

This wasn’t Brammeier’s first horrible accident involving motor vehicles – in 2007 he broke both his legs when he was involved in a crash with a cement truck.

The Irishman remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital after this latest accident.

Matt Brammeier seriously injured in collision with car during Tour of Utah |苏州美甲美睫培训学校/pLgGLHQkrE— Cycling Weekly (@cyclingweekly) August 9, 2015

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