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Dame Laura Kenny suffers horror crash at Track Cycling World Championships in Paris

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

  • Dame Laura Kenny has been expelled from the World Championship after an accident
  • The Olympic champion was expelled from the race on the penultimate lap
  • Kenny and partner Neah Evans ultimately finished fifth in the event

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

Kenny was on the penultimate lap of Madison’s 120 laps when she collided with New Zealand’s Michaela Drummond, sending them both flying.

The five-time Olympic gold medalist lay motionless as doctors rushed to her aid. After a few minutes, the 30-year-old was helped off the track.

Dame Laura Kenny collided with another rider on the penultimate round of the world championships

It was the dramatic end to a thrilling race won by Belgians Lotte Kopecky and Shari Bossuyt, one point ahead of the French hosts.

Kenny and his partner, Neah Evans, were in fourth place when the accident happened. They eventually secured fifth place, with Denmark taking bronze.

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