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Horrific Footage Emerges of Brutal Crash Which Hospitalised Irish Road Cycling Pro

Warning: This shocking video makes for unpleasant viewing...

There are road cycling crashes and there are brutal road cycling crashes – and MTN-Qhubeka rider Matt Brammeier’s collision crash on the Tour of Utah on Saturday is one of the worst we’ve ever seen. It really does make for a difficult watch.

The Irish pro was chasing the peloton on a steep descent when he lost control on a corner, which he seemed to approach with a lot more speed than any of his fellow competitors. He fractured his ribs and his pelvis as a result, and according to Cycling Weekly, has also sustained serious internal injuries.

Brammeier appears to lie concerningly still as members of the public and medical teams help him. The road then becomes increasingly crowded, and two more causalities occurring after a poorly placed motorcycle decides to slow down on the corner.


Dr. Jarras van Zuydam, team medic of MTN-Qhubeka, issued a statement after the incident reading: “Thankfully, Matt has suffered no head, neck or spinal injuries and is currently stable in hospital. His musculoskeletal injuries are significant, however.

“He suffered rib fractures on both sides as well as a small pneumothorax. He also has fractures of the sacral and pelvic bones. Matt is unlikely to require surgery but will need some time to recover from his injuries.”

Speedy recovery, Matt. We hope it’s going well. It’s tough to watch the footage of the crash without grimacing, so we can’t even begin to imagine the pain he must have felt.

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