Rider in coma after crashing into moto at 60km/h during race

A horrific pile-up saw many riders suffer broken bones

(Photo by Con Chronis/Getty Images)

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A massive pile-up at an Australian race left one rider in a coma and many others with broken bones.

The final day of the National Road Series was subsequently cancelled after the crash on the penultimate stage, when the peloton hit a stationary motorbike that was out of sight around a corner.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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