Colombian cyclist crashes into wife while celebrating race win

Luis Carlos Chía couldn't avoid colliding with his wife as he won stage three of the Vuelta a Colombia

Colombian rider crashes into wife
Credit: Señal Deportes (Screenshot)
(Image credit: Señal Deportes (Screenshot))

Colombian cyclist Luis Carlos Chía crashed into his wife after winning stage three of the Vuelta a Colombia on Sunday, with the rider unable to avoid her during his celebrations crossing the finish line. 

In the pouring rain in Montería, Óscar Quiroz (Colombia Tierra de Atletas–GW Shimano) attacked with a kilometre left. He seemed to have built up a large enough gap to take the win unchallenged, but Luis Carlos Chía (Colnago CM Team) managed to sprint past him in the closing stages of the race, taking the victory in dramatic fashion.

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.