Major crash mars fourth stage of Tour of Turkey

Multiple riders have been hospitalised after a horrific crash on the final sprint of the fourth stage of the Tour of Turkey.

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yclists crash while competing in the 184 km Alanya - Kemer stage of the Tour of Turkey (TUR 2021) Source: Anadolu

A touch of wheels in the final bunch sprint created a chain reaction on the left-hand side with multiple riders cannoning into the barriers and others going to the ground. 

Few riders in the peloton were able to avoid the carnage with the force of the collision collapsing the barriers. 

No more than 20 riders were able to escape the crash with most of the bunch caught up in the incident. 

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Riders from a number of teams were taken away from the scene on stretchers with Noah Granigan, Hijiri Oda and Manuel Belletti requiring neck braces.

Belleti's team Eolo-Kometa revealed he avoided fractures, while Nippo-Provence-PTS announced their rider Oda was also free of any serious injury. 

Alpecin-Fenix have reported that Alexander Kreiger has been taken to hospital for further examinations, while Juan Jose Lobato was also cleared of serious injury by team Euskaltel-Euskadi 

Stage five of the Tour of Turkey continues on Thursday night (AEST)


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Published 15 April 2021 at 11:48am
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