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Video: Footage of bizarre velodrome crash goes viral

Rider tries to bunny-hop gap in track - and doesn't quite make it...

Footage of a bizarre crash in a velodrome in Sweden has gone viral on Twitter with nearly 700 retweets and almost 1.000 likes on the social network.

It was shot at the velodrome in Falun, with a rider attempting to bunny-hop a gap in the track and just failing, with the front wheel making contract with the far side, causing the bike - and the rider - to somersault.

It's not clear when the footage was shot or who took it originally, with the video uploaded to Twitter by French Hour record holder Francois Lamiraud, who said: "When you're undecided over a career on the track or in cyclo-cross."

The gap in the track appears to be there to allow riders to access the circuit and the track centre, something achieved at major venues by a tunnel under the track.

What's unclear is whether the rider was deliberately trtyng a stunt, or whether they were forced to try and get over the hazard with the track entrance engaged accidentally - given the position of the person filming, our money would be on the former.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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