It wasn’t cycling’s finest hour.
The local sport had a serious scare yesterday when the talented junior Gregory Vanderpool suffered a painful crash at the end of a road race on the Fontabelle, St Michael circuit.
Flying through the finish in a mad sprint for the line, Vanderpool looked up in time to see Ross Callender had stopped directly ahead of him and crashed into the back of the cyclist’s bike, flipping over his handlebar before landing awkwardly on his right shoulder.
Vanderpool was carried by stretcher into an ambulance, but appeared to be okay after being able to move his extremities while joking with coach Wayne Robinson over attending practice tomorrow.
Here, cyclists show their concern over Vanderpool’s well-being while he is attended to by the paramedics. (Picture by Ricardo Leacock.)