Dame Laura Kenny suffers a horror crash in Paris to bring an unfortunate end to the Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist’s dreams of an eighth world championship

  • Dame Laura Kenny was forced out of the world championship after a crash
  • The Olympic champion was forced out of the race in the penultimate lap
  • Kenny and her partner Neah Evans ultimately finished fifth in the event 

Dame Laura Kenny suffered a horror high-speed crash in Paris last night as her dreams of an eighth world championship title ended in tears.

Kenny was into the penultimate lap of the 120-lap madison when she collided with New Zealand’s Michaela Drummond, sending them both flying.

The five-time Olympic gold medallist lay motionless as medics raced to her aid. After a couple of minutes the 30-year-old was helped off the track.

Dame Laura Kenny collided with another rider in the penultimate lap of the world championships

It was a dramatic end to a thrilling race which was won by Belgium’s Lotte Kopecky and Shari Bossuyt, pipping hosts France by a point. 

Kenny and her partner, Neah Evans, had been lying in fourth place when the crash happened. They were eventually awarded fifth place with Denmark taking the bronze.

But there was success for Britain when Ethan Hayter successfully defended his world omnium title, while Josie Knight took a bronze medal in the women’s individual pursuit.

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