Simone Consonni, a 28-year-old Italian cyclist, has been forced to withdraw from the ongoing UCI Cycling World Championships due to an e-bike accident. The incident occurred during a training session along the River Clyde near the Italian team’s accommodation close to Glasgow’s Exhibition Centre. Consonni, who had already participated in the team pursuit qualifying round resulting in Italy’s silver medal win, sustained injuries including a fractured right collarbone and a broken left scaphoid when colliding with an amateur cyclist on the cycle path. Originally scheduled to compete in the points race at the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome on Wednesday, Consonni will now be returning to Italy to recover. His teammate Francesco Lamon, who was with him during the mishap, fortunately emerged without any injuries. Consonni shared his account of the incident, describing how he and Lamon encountered an e-bike rider with luggage on a narrow cycle path, leading to a collision that resulted in his injuries. He underwent x-rays which revealed a slight chip in his collarbone and a fracture in his left scaphoid.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about e-bike accident
Who is Simone Consonni?
Simone Consonni is a 28-year-old Italian cyclist who was participating in the UCI Cycling World Championships.
Why is Simone Consonni not competing in the UCI Worlds?
Simone Consonni had an accident with an amateur cyclist on an e-bike during a training ride, resulting in injuries to his collarbone and scaphoid. As a result, he had to withdraw from the competition.
What injuries did Simone Consonni sustain?
Simone Consonni suffered a broken right collarbone and a broken left scaphoid in the collision with the e-bike rider.
Was anyone else involved in the accident?
Yes, Simone Consonni’s teammate Francesco Lamon was also with him during the incident, but he emerged from the collision without any injuries.
What event was Simone Consonni supposed to compete in?
Simone Consonni was originally scheduled to participate in the points race at the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome during the UCI Worlds.
Will Simone Consonni be able to return to the competition?
No, due to his injuries, Simone Consonni has had to withdraw from the UCI Cycling World Championships and will be returning to Italy to recover.
How did the accident happen?
Simone Consonni and his teammate encountered an e-bike rider with luggage on a narrow cycle path, leading to a collision that resulted in his injuries. Consonni tried to avoid the e-bike rider, but they collided, causing his injuries.
What were the results of the Italian team’s participation in the competition?
Simone Consonni had already competed in the team pursuit qualifying round, helping Italy secure a silver medal. However, he couldn’t participate in the final rounds due to his injuries.