South Australian cyclist Shamus Liptrot was seriously injured on the first day of the two-day track carnival in Devonport. He was one of several riders to crash in the sprint around the final bend during the Men's C grade scratch.
After careening over the fence, Liptrot was treated for his injuries by ambulance personnel at the scene before being taken to the Burnie Hospital with a fractured skull, jaw and femur and severe blood loss according to Australia's ABC news. He parents travelled to Tasmania to be with their son who was transported to the Royal Hobart Hospital the morning after the crash.
"My understanding is that Shamus is still unconscious," said Cycling South Australia director Max Stevens to ABC news. "He hasn't regained consciousness after being airlifted from Burnie to Hobart and that's where our focus is at the moment."