China team manager breaks hand in anger after team sprint relegation

The team thought they'd won the gold medal, but were disqualified for an illegal change

Photo: Yuzuru Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Chinese track sprinters Jinjie Gong and Tianshi Zhong looked to have successfully defended their title at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in London, but were relegated to the silver medal position for an 'illegal change'.

The team's French coach Benoit Vetu was so angered by the ruling that he hit a table and is thought to have broken his hand.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.