Kyle Gordon out of final after suffering shoulder injury in crash

A day of silver success in the velodrome was overshadowed by the crash in the morning session that resulted in three riders being taken to hospital.

Kyle Gordon out of scratch race final after suffering shoulder injury in Commonwealth Games crash Team Scotland

Cyclist Kyle Gordon will miss the men’s 15km Commonwealth Games final after suffering an injury in a terrifying crash at the Lee Valley velodrome.

The 34-year-old sustained a shoulder injury when a collision between a number of riders sent England’s Matt Walls flying over the barricade and into the crowd.

Two spectators, including a young girl, received treatment for injuries in the arena while two other riders – the Isle of Man’s Matt Bostock and Canada’s Derek Gee – were taken to hospital after several riders had crashed during qualifying for the men’s scratch race.

Walls was later discharged with “minor bumps and bruises” but the remainder of the morning session was cancelled as a result.

Team Scotland confirmed Gordon had been pulled from the race and is also now faces missing out on the Points Race as well as the Time Trial and Road Race next week.

It came on a day of relative success for the Scots, with Neah Evans and John Archibald taking silver in the women’s points and men’s scratch races respectively.

Neil Fachie also earned a silver in the men’s tandem B sprint, while Jack Carlin took bronze in the men’s sprint and Aileen McGlynn and her pilot Ellie Stone took bronze in the time trial.

A Team Scotland statement read: “Unfortunately due to a shoulder injury sustained in the crash during this morning’s qualifying session, Kyle Gordon will not start in this evening’s Scratch Race Final.

“A further update on whether he will participate in the Points Race, as well as the Time Trial and Road Race in the West Midlands will follow in due course.”

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