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Junior riders injured in US Nationals crash

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review newspaper reported Saturday that "At least eight people were taken to area hospitals after a bicycling accident Saturday morning near Seven Springs Mountain Resort."

The Seven Springs Resort is currently host to USA Cycling's National Festival. The riders were reported to have been just a few miles into their 56-mile Junior 17-18 category road race, but the report said that "two people were flown by emergency helicopter" while "six other persons were taken by ambulance to Somerset Hospital, and an undetermined number of persons were taken to Excela Health Frick Hospital in Mt. Pleasant." Other news reports say that as many as 30 riders were involved in the crash.

The USA Cycling National Festival is currently in it's ninth day of competition and runs until July 16th. The event runs through July 14.

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