GB track sprinter sees rear wheel disintegrate on flying lap (video)

Matt Crampton starts his 200m flying lap and is then sent crashing to the pine when his back disc wheel falls apart

In track sprinting, the margins between success and failure are incredibly fine. This appears to be the case with the equipment the riders use, with Matt Crampton's rear wheel failing at high speed.

In a meeting at the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines velodrome in Paris, Crampton had just started his 200m flying lap when he felt his rear disc wheel fail.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.