'Freak accident' deals blow to Ed Clancy's track campaign

British Olympic team pursuit star Ed Clancy slips disc in his back while lifting a heavy bag

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

British track star Ed Clancy has been forced to rest for two weeks after a 'freak accident' resulted in him slipping a disc in his back.

Clancy will now have to miss October's European Track Championships in Switzerland, which were scheduled to be an important step in the 30-year-old's pathway towards the Track World Championships and 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

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