South Yorkshire Police have appealed for witnesses after a cyclist believed to have been taking part in yesterday’s Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride was seriously injured following a collision with a coach.
The incident happened at around 11.15am on Sunday morning in Deepcar, northwest of Sheffield City Centre and a few kilometres from the end of the three route options of 50, 75 and 100 kilometres.
Officers said that the crash happened at the junction of Finkley Street Lane and Plankgate and that the vehicle involved was a Scania coach, coloured light green and yellow.
The male cyclist, whose age has not been released as yet, was taken to hospital after sustaining serious injuries in the crash.
More than 5,000 cyclists were due to take part in the event, which is organised by Human Race, the UK arm of Tour de France owners ASO, which stage the Tour de Yorkshire in partnership with Welcome to Yorkshire.
Police have asked anyone who saw the collision are being asked to call 101 or email enquiries [at] southyorks.pnn.police.uk quoting incident number 472 of April 30, 2017.
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