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Irish cyclist shows off his injuries after mass crash in Belgium

Sam Bennett was involved in a 50-rider pile-up in the Scheldeprijs yesterday.

THE ONE-DAY Scheldeprijs race in Belgium was marred by a mass pile-up yesterday.

50 riders were involved in the crash, which took place during the final kilometre, and while the likes of Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins and Gerint Thomas managed to avoid it, Irish cyclist Sam Bennett wasn’t quite as lucky.

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The 24-year-old, who races with Bora-Argon 18, posted two pictures showing his wounds on Instagram.

Had a nice little 'GET DOWN' today. #thatssprinting

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Chainring in the side. #getdown

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No doubt painful but they could easily have been a lot worse.

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