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'.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan is a traditional journalist by trade, having begun her career working for a local newspaper, where highlights included interviewing a very irate Freddie Star (and an even more irate theatre owner), as well as 'the one about the stolen chickens'.

Previous to joining the Cycling Weekly team, Michelle was Editor at Total Women's Cycling. She joined CW as an 'SEO Analyst', but couldn't keep her nose out of journalism and in the spreadsheets, eventually taking on the role of Tech Editor before her latest appointment as Digital Editor. 

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.

Michelle is on maternity leave from July 8 2022, until April 2023.