Bessette tumbles in training

By Rob Jones in Melbourne

With the 18th Commonwealth Games set to get under way tomorrow, the riders had a chance to do some training today. The biggest news was the crash that Canada's Lyne Bessette suffered. Bessette, a favourite for the road race and time trial, was training on the mountain bike course in the mid-afternoon. According to Canadian Technical Director Kris Westwood, "It was a rocky, technical section and she just missed a turn and went off the edge of the course. It was slow speed - less than 10 kilometres an hour - but she went down on her shoulder."

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