Circuit of Fens race cyclist 'critical' after steam roller crash

Accident at Circuit of the Fens The crash happened during the Circuit of the Fens race on Sunday afternoon

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A cyclist who collided with a steam roller during a race in Cambridgeshire is in a "critical but stable condition" in hospital, his team said.

The man, in his 40s, was taking part in the support race in the Circuit of the Fens, at Pondersbridge, on Sunday.

A spokesman for Hereford-based NFTO Race Club said he "would not have survived" without the prompt medical attention he received.

Cambridgeshire Police confirmed it was investigating the crash.

Racers in the Circuit of the Fens The race was suspended but restarted later on a shorter course

The collision happened at about 13:05 BST in Oilmills Road.

A spokesman for the East Anglian Air Ambulance, which airlifted the cyclist to Addenbrooke's Hospital, said he had "ridden into the back of a stationary vehicle... sustaining serious head, chest and leg injuries".

A spokesman for the man's team, said: "The boss, Race Club and NFTO Pro Cycling would like to thank the fast and professional response from the Cambridge police and East Anglian Air Ambulance, without which he would not have survived."

The race was suspended but resumed on a shorter circuit later in the afternoon.

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