Junior track cyclist in intensive care after lung punctured by half-metre splinter

Warning: Graphic content showing the 17-year-old rider impaled by half-metre splinter

An Italian cyclist is in intensive care after his lung was punctured by a piece of track at the under-23 junior track championships in Ghent, Belgium.

Lorenzo Gobbo, 17, crashed during the scratch race of the men's junior omnium and his thigh and side were pierced by the wooden track.

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