Welch injured at Tour of Pennsylvania

Most aggressive racer Alex Welch (Team VRC: NOW-MS Society) had just finished a volley of attacks up...

Most aggressive racer Alex Welch (Team VRC: NOW-MS Society) had just finished a volley of attacks up the final climb of stage five of the Tour of Pennsylvania when he crashed badly on a 45 mph descent.

Welch tangled with another rider who crossed in front of him and caught his front wheel. At first, Welch lay in a heap not moving, but Tour of Pennsylvania medical staff were on the scene immediately and took him to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for treatment.

Visited in turns by his team-mates, Welch was in pain, but good spirits at the hospital. He was kept overnight pending results of CT and abdominal scans. His team reported he suffered a broken collarbone and a concussion.

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