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Said the bike bore the brunt of the collision

The Olympic cyclist Joanna Rowsell has been left with 'cuts and bruises' after she was knocked off her bike by a car today.

The track star and now road queen wrote on her Twitter feed: "First time for everything.. Been a cyclist for nearly 9 yrs & never been knocked off by a car until this morning. Bike came off worst."

Her fans responded wishing her well, to which she responded: "Thank you everyone for your messages. I am ok, no serious injuries just cuts and bruises.."

She added: "Take care out there people x"

Rowsell now rides for Wiggle Honda, the new women's pro team.

After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.

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Edgeley [259 posts] 2 years ago
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I suppose it is quite hard to be knocked over by a car in a velodrome.

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Tony Farrelly [2856 posts] 2 years ago
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Think she probably trains on the road though

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northstar [1108 posts] 2 years ago
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It should be driver not car...

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mattbibbings [81 posts] 2 years ago
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northstar wrote:

It should be driver not car...

This. Lets us at least get the identification of the facts right. Cars don't run people over without drivers being responsible for it.

Get well soon Jo.

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crazy-legs [703 posts] 2 years ago
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Edgeley wrote:

I suppose it is quite hard to be knocked over by a car in a velodrome.

I was riding with Jo on the velodrome a few years ago when she came off and broke her elbow!
Different degrees of danger...

Poor girl, hope she's fully recovered soon.

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antonio [1103 posts] 2 years ago
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Two Olympic gold medalists downed by cars, sad but the publicity might just get the message across to car drivers, I hope.