German track star Kristina Vogel left paralysed after 60kph training crash

World and Olympic champion Vogel injured in June training crash

Kristina Vogel in 2017 (Andy Jones)

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

World and Olympic track champion Kristina Vogel has revealed she has been left paralysed after a training crash in June.

The 27 year-old German rider suffered severe injuries in the incident at the Cottbus track on June 26 and spent more than a month in intensive care at a Berlin hospital. She suffered further complications in hospital, including pneumonia, and was placed in an induced coma on more than one occasion.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.