Australian team pursuit rider Melissa Hoskins escapes serious injury after training crash

The Australian team were training at race speed when they crashed in the Olympic velodrome in Rio on Monday

(Image credit: CJ Farquharson)

Australian cyclist Melissa Hoskins has been released from hospital having escaped serious injury after she and the team pursuit squad crashed while training at race speed on Monday.

Hoskins, Ashlee Ankudinoff, Georgia Baker, Amy Cure and Annette Edmondson were training together in the Olympic velodrome in Rio and were riding down the back straight when four of them went down. It was unclear what caused the crash.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).