AusCycling: Identifying exact reason for Olympics Team Pursuit incident will take time

Australias Alexander Porter reacts after crashing during the mens track cycling team pursuit qualifying event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Izu Velodrome in Izu Japan on August 2 2021 Photo by Odd ANDERSEN AFP Photo by ODD ANDERSENAFP via Getty Images
Alex Porter (Australia) and his bike on the ground after the 'incident' (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Australia’s Alex Porter came crashing to the ground during Team Pursuit qualifying when his handlebars appeared to snap off, with AusCycling saying it would be thoroughly investigating the Tokyo Olympic Games incident while also warning it would take time to determine exactly what happened.

“Last night’s incident in the heats of the men’s team pursuit was both a shock and disappointment for all involved in the Olympic program and for cycling fans across Australia,” AusCycling said in a statement.

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