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Kennaugh injured as GB Madison team crash out

Peter Kennaugh was involved in what British Cycling magazine has described as a horrific crash at the Track World Cup in Copenhagen in yesterday's Madison final.

With about a dozen laps left, a couple of teams clashed at the end of the straight, and then more came down in the middle of the home straight, Kennaugh hitting the deck hard after colliding with the railing.

Under the watchful eye of the Team GB doctors he was eventually able to walk off the track, albeit with a damaged calf muscle.

Speaking afterwards Peter said, "I’m alright, a few cuts a bruises like always when you crash but I have done something to my leg, ripped muscle or something, and I can’t put any pressure on it as it's quite sore.

"Usually when I crash, I get straight back up and get on with it but I was really worried about my leg. I have broken my collarbone in a crash before and it was a similar feeling to that and I was quite shaken.

"It was one of the most brutal Madison races I have ever done and the track makes it even more so with the long straights."

The day began with two heats and despite having a good go at qualifying, the 100% ME pairing of Manxman Mark Christian and Luke Rowe did not manage to score enough points to get into the final.

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