Simone Consonni Forced to Withdraw from UCI Cycling World Championships Following E-Bike Collision.
Italian cyclist Simone Consonni’s participation in the ongoing UCI Cycling World Championships has been curtailed due to a crash involving an amateur cyclist on an e-bike. The 28-year-old sustained injuries including a broken right collarbone and a fractured left scaphoid during a training ride along the River Clyde cycle path, near the Italian team’s lodging adjacent to Glasgow’s Exhibition Centre.
Originally slated to compete in the points race at the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome on Wednesday, Consonni’s plans have been altered, and he will return to Italy for further treatment and recovery. While Consonni had participated in the team pursuit qualifiers for Italy and contributed to their silver medal-winning performance in the final rounds, his teammate Francesco Lamon emerged unscathed from the incident.
Recalling the accident, Consonni shared, “Francesco and I were cycling on a narrow path with a blind left turn when an e-bike rider appeared from the opposite direction with considerable luggage. Despite my attempt to steer left and avoid collision, the other cyclist’s helmet struck my right shoulder. After undergoing X-rays, it was determined that my collarbone suffered a minor chip and the left scaphoid is fractured.”