Nettie Edmondson's bike crushed by truck on 'wrong side of the road'

Australian track and road rider 'is fine' but will definitely be needing a bike replacement

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Wiggle-High5 rider Annette Edmondson became the most recent pro rider to be left with a battered bike following an altercation with a vehicle on a training ride just outside Girona.

The Commonwealth Games champion and 2012 Olympic medallist was riding "on a small road near Sant Marti Vell outside of Girona" with ex-pro Lucy Martin when the incident took place.

She observed that "trucks on the wrong side of the road and blind corners don't mix" when sharing a picture of her destroyed Colnago C60 on Instagram.

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The frame has been snapped at the top tube, and the front wheel is completely bent. Thankfully, Edmondson reported no injuries following the incident, simply adding #bikeawareness #sharetheroad to her tweet.

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The incident takes place just months after British athlete Ciara Horne was knocked from her bike on a training ride, and soon after Chris Froome reported being "rammed on purpose" in May.

It's also the second time in two years the Aussie rider has had a run in at a blind corner - in 2016 she was hospitalised two weeks before the UCI Track Championships where she was due to defend her titles in the omnium and team pursuit.

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In that case, Edmondson told local press that she estimated that the car was travelling at around 50km/h before it appeared in front of her on a 'blind corner'.

Cycling Weekly's Tech Editor Michelle Arthurs-Brennan is a traditional journalist by trade, having begun her career working for a local newspaper before spending a few years at Evans Cycles, then combining the two with a career in cycling journalism.

When not typing or testing, Michelle is a road racer who also enjoys track riding and the occasional time trial, though dabbles in off-road riding too (either on a mountain bike, or a 'gravel bike'). She is passionate about supporting grassroots women's racing and founded the women's road race team 1904rt.

Favourite bikes include a custom carbon Werking road bike as well as the Specialized Tarmac SL6. 

Height: 166cm

Weight: 56kg