Cycle star Marco Haller left covered in blood after horror crash at Tour Down Under

AUSTRIAN cyclist Marco Haller wiped blood from his face and hair as he crossed the line after a horror crash during the Tour Down Under.

The Katusha Sports was caught up in a pile-up near the end of stage two, which hit several riders.

 Marco Haller suffered an awful smash in the Tour Down Under

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Marco Haller suffered an awful smash in the Tour Down Under
 The Austrian hit the road hard and damaged his face

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The Austrian hit the road hard and damaged his face

Haller hit the road hard and needed help getting up before bravely climbing back on his bike to complete the stage.

Incredibly, local reports suggest he plans to continue the race after suffering cuts, bruises and road rash.

The unlucky speedster was involved in a potentially career-ending smash in April last year.

He was hit by a car while training and needed 36 stitches.

 Marco Haller wiped the blood from his face and hair

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Marco Haller wiped the blood from his face and hair
 The smash affected several cyclists but none lost time

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The smash affected several cyclists but none lost time
 Fortunately the incident happened near the finish line

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Fortunately the incident happened near the finish line
 Marco Haller plans to continue competing despite the injuries

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Marco Haller plans to continue competing despite the injuries

Haller missed 190 days of racing due to the injury and was left with an ugly scar.

But he showed increddible desire to return to his bike and won race one of the Bay Crits in Australia earlier this year.

Today's crash looked bad but no major contenders were involved and there was no lost time for the others as they were within two miles of the line.

 Fortunately the injuries were not serious despite looking painful

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Fortunately the injuries were not serious despite looking painful

 

 

AUSTRIAN cyclist Marco Haller wiped blood from his face and hair as he crossed the line after a horror crash during the Tour Down Under.