Watch: Bizarre head-on crash in Chinese race, and more cycling videos

The incident reportedly happened when the lead group found itself sprinting head-on into the chasing peloton

Riders at a Chinese race faced a horror finish at stage four of the Colourful Yunnan Gryffindor when two groups of sprinters collided on the finish line.

Sprinting in opposite directions, the riders crashed and 17 were hospitalised as a result. Chinese media reported that the probable cause was the lead group taking a wrong turn – perhaps due to incorrect marshalling – which led them into a sprint against the flow of the chasing peloton.

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Away from Chinese finish line incidents, here are the rest of our top picked cycling videos of the week.

Mountain bike legend Steve Peat says cheers

Former world champion downhiller and winner of 17 rounds of the world cup, Steve Peat has announced he will be drawing his highly successful career to a close.

In this video Peat says ‘cheers’ for everything he’s gained over the past 25 years of riding.

Day two at the Ghent Six

The Ghent Six-Day is well underway, and despite increased security fears people have been attending in their droves for some very exciting racing.

Etixx – Quick-Step pair Iljo Keisse and Michael Mørkøv are in the lead after the first two days and it will be interesting to see if they hold on for the remaining four.

“We’re not in chuffin’ France pal!”

As featured over on MBR, this new video pits a dastardly trail rider who has been “straightlining” the trails against the hero Rocketman.

It’s well shot, pretty funny and not that long – defintiely worth watching.

Accidental airbag

AS IT HAPPENED #hovding #airbagged

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The Hövding Airbag helmet is an innovative invention that looks to appeal to those who are not keen on conventional bicycle helmets.

This unfornunate chap had a bit of an accident with his airbag when he set it off by putting his coat on.

The Swedish company has offered him a replacement, so he should be able to look back on the incident and laugh.