By Gerry McManus
British track rider Chris Newton's chance to ride in the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Manchester this month dissappeared today after the 34 year-old crashed while he was out training near his home in Oldham, Manchester. Newton was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a broken collarbone.
Newton was expected to ride in the men's point's race and the men's team pursuit in the World Championships in Manchester 26th to 30th March. Newton's team manager John Herety confirmed the crash. "Appparently a driver opened his car door on Chris when he was out training this morning," said Herety. "Fortunately Chris has already qualified for points race at the Olympics through his World Cup results but it he will very dissappointed about not riding in the World Championships."