Matt Brammeier, a cyclist for the South African ProContinental team MTN-Qhubeka, was involved in a huge collision with a service car during stage six of the Tour of Utah.
The rider was chasing the pack during the descent of the Guardsman’s Pass when he lost control round a bend which sent him flying into a vehicle.
Watch the devastating collision below. Viewer discretion is advised.
The video also shows two other riders dismounted from their bicycles as they collide with a motorbike that slowed down to avoid the initial collision.
Brammeier was immediately taken to hospital and according to Cycling News; the Irishman was diagnosed with injuries to his pelvis, ribs and lung.
Brammier took the collision in good spirits shown by his recent tweets.
All good in the hood guys. Thanks for the messages. pic.twitter.com/SGB8NEssCF— Matt Brammeier (@Mattbrammeier85) August 9, 2015
Overwhelmed by all the messages guys. It really means a lot. I have a lot of special people out there. Thank you all. pic.twitter.com/BSuw6fEGaC— Matt Brammeier (@Mattbrammeier85) August 9, 2015