New Zealand cycling national champion Hayden Roulston was involved in a training accident in Christchurch earlier today (January 9). While riding with three other cyclists he clipped the wheel of a bike ahead of him resulting in him coming off his bike.
Roulston suffered severe lacerations and abrasions to one side of his body and is now in Christchurch hospital recovering. He received no broken bones. A decision on whether he will start at the elite road championships in Upper Hutt on Saturday will be made nearer the time and will depend on his recovery.
Roulston is not available for comment today and is focusing on achieving a quick return to cycling.