Cycling: British riders hurt in car collision

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Five female British cyclists have been injured in a collision with a car in Belgium. British Cycling said Hannah Mayho, Lucy Martin, Katie Colclough, Emma Trott and Sarah Reynolds, who are all on the Olympic Academy Programme, were involved in the accident which happened between the towns of Brakel and Oudenaarde yesterday morning.

Mayho, who came into direct contact with the vehicle, broke both her legs, her right arm and wrist and required surgery. Colclough suffered concussion and was kept in hospital overnight while Martin cracked a vertebra and has been advised to rest over the coming weeks. Trott suffered a broken collarbone and black eye. Reynolds hurt her hand and split her chin. The riders have been accompanied by the Olympic Academy Programme coach, Simon Cope.