Paul Darvodelsky has withdrawn from Australia’s WMTBOC team after a major crash in a Sydney road race. The crash happened about 300 metres from the finish, as the pack was shaping up for the sprint at speeds of about 50 km/h. Darvodelsky broke both collar bones, two ribs and his right shoulder blade, and will not ride for at least 6 weeks – meaning recovery in time for WMTBOC is impossible.
Darvodelsky was intending to compete and manage the team, which includes last year’s gold medallist Adrian Jackson. He will still travel to Slovakia as team manager.