Sprinter breaks collarbone after fan appears to knock handlebar (video)

Loren Rowney sustained injury as she raced for the line in Molecaten Drentse Acht van Westerveld

Dutch race organisers are investigating a crash within metres of the finish of the Molecaten Drentse Acht van Westerveld race in the eastern province of Drenthe yesterday. Australian rider Loren Rowney (Velocio-SRAM) fractured her collarbone in the incident, which was caused by a spectator reaching out of the crowd and coming into contact with her handlebars.

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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.