Shocking moment 50mph cyclist crashes out of Tour of California… then is nearly mowed down by rivals

THIS is the surprising moment cyclist Toms Skujins crashed out of the Tour of California street race – and was then virtually mowed down by his fellow rivals.

Because the race wound downhill travelling round 50mph, footage captures the Latvian coming off his bike and onto the ground after misjudging the flip.

 This is the moment the cyclist flew off his bike after misjudging a turn

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This is the moment the cyclist flew off his bike after misjudging a flip

However the courageous 25-yr-previous, together with his shirt ripped in numerous elements on his physique, makes an attempt to clamber up and get again on his bike.

He will get to his ft once more, however is wobbly on his ft, and goes to gather one thing that on the ground has come off his bike.

He is clearly badly injured following the crash, and topples over after trying to get again within the saddle.

A member of his Cannondale-Drapac, staff then rushes over with a spare wheel, nevertheless it's clear that the racer is in no place to proceed.

 A member of Skujins' team then goes over with another wheel - but it's a lot worse than a simple tyre change

A member of Skujins' staff then goes over with one other wheel – nevertheless it's lots worse than a easy tyre change

Fellow racers then velocity previous, and there is one moment the place he stumbles and comes centimetres from colliding into different rivals.

His staff, Cannondale-Drapac, later introduced that he had a concussion, a damaged left collarbone and street rash. A medical analysis was ongoing, the workforce stated.

Chatting with BBC Sport Cannondale-Drapac sport director Tom Southam stated: "Toms' crash clearly had a huge effect on us today.

 The Latvian cyclist is clearly dazed and confused as he walks straight into the line of fire as other cyclists speed by

The Latvian cyclist is clearly dazed and confused as he walks straight into the road of hearth as different cyclists velocity by
 Finally then the stricken cyclist is helped by officials, it was clear he was badly concussed

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Lastly then the stricken cyclist is helped by officers, it was clear he was badly concussed

"It was a excessive-velocity crash and sadly it occurred at a time when the race was fragmented, which delays info and makes these conditions extraordinarily onerous.

"Toms instinctively continued driving however it was clear that he couldn't go on. It's a blow for the staff and for his personal ambitions however that was a critical fall, and racing can take a again seat whereas he heals."

The Latvian sportsman later tweeted a photograph of him in hospital, with cuts and bruises throughout his face, writing: "I might by no means recommend getting in a battle with tarmac as a result of you’ll lose".

THIS is the surprising moment cyclist Toms Skujins crashed out of the Tour of California street race – and was then virtually mowed down by his fellow rivals.