A police moto rider has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken pelvis after he collided with an oncoming car at the Tre Valli Varesine race in Italy.
As the above video shows, the moto rider was receiving treatment beyond the car, which indicates that the collision sent him over the top of the car.
The race, as with all professional events, was taking place on closed roads. None of the riders from the race were involved in the incident, but all were forced to slow on the descent before passing the scene of the crash.
The race was eventually won by Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani-CSF) from a reduced bunch sprint. Details on the policeman’s injuries are not yet clear.
The UCI has been working to improve conditions for riders after a number of incidents with race vehicles over the last few seasons.
At the recent Eneco Tour, a moto crashed in front of the lead group, narrowly avoiding causing a pile-up.