Kiwi cyclist in 'good spirits' after crash

FRED WOODCOCK
Last updated 10:17 21/03/2013

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New Zealand cyclist Jack Bauer has been released from hospital and is in ‘‘good spirits’’ having been concussed following a crash in a one-day race in Belgium this morning (NZT).

The London Olympian fell 58km from the finish of the 199.7km Dwars door Vlaanderen in Flanders, with television footage showing him sprawled face down while still clipped into his pedals.

Officials raced to his aid and he was taken to hospital in Oudenaarde, before being released.

“Jack Bauer was released from the hospital following today’s crash, and is back at the hotel with the team,’’ Bauer’s Garmin-Sharp team said in an email published on the Velonews website.

‘‘He has been examined by the team medical staff and has been determined to have sustained a concussion as a consequence of his head injury and loss of consciousness.

‘‘He is doing well, is in good spirits, and is being monitored by the team staff. As per international medical guidelines, he will be progressed through the team’s protocol with regard to his return to competition.’’

Garmin Sharp sporting director Geert Van Bondt told the Cyclingnews website the team was ‘‘pretty scared’’ when they saw the 27-year-old had been injured.

Italian Oscar Gatto won the race from France's Thomas Voeckler in the closing stages.

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