Australian national champion shares shocking photos of her injuries after Tour Down Under crash

Warning: article contains images that some readers may find disturbing

Rebecca Wiasak on the podium at the 2016 Track World Championships

(Image credit: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images)

Two weeks after taking one of the biggest road wins of her career at the Australian National Criterium Championship, Rebecca Wiasak faced the grim reality of being a professional rider as she crashed out of the Tour Down Under, taking to social media to share photos of her injuries.

Competing as a guest rider for Holden Team Gusto, Wiasak crashed heavily on the opening stage of the Women's Tour Down Under, hitting the deck roughly midway through the 115km stage around Gumeracha.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.