Commonwealth Games track session halted after Walls crashes into crowd

Riders crash massively during the mens 15km scratch race qualifying round cycling event on day three of the Commonwealth Games at the Lee Valley VeloPark in east London on July 31 2022 Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS AFP Photo by ADRIAN DENNISAFP via Getty Images
A huge crash in the men's scratch race at the Commonwealth Games (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Sunday's session of track racing at the Commonwealth Games at the Lee Valley VeloPark in London was halted after a horrific crash in the qualifying round of the men's scratch race. 

Olympic Omnium gold medalist Matt Walls was seemingly the most seriously injured after he was launched over falling riders high on the banking and flew into the stands. Later Sunday evening, Walls was released from the hospital with stitches to a wound on his forehead.

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Laura Weislo
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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.