By Mark Hemmings, Sports Editor
Saturday, May 8, 2010
FORMER Welwyn Wheeler Emma Trott was hospitalised along with four other female cyclists that were in collision with a car in Belgium yesterday (Friday).
The 20-year-old international from Cheshunt, who has trained regularly at the Gosling Sports Park track in WGC, suffered a broken collarbone and a black eye.
Great Britain Academy Team ace Emma, alongside Hannah Mayho, Lucy Martin, Katie Colclough and Sarah Reynolds, were riding between Brakel and Oudenaarde when the incident took place.
All five have since received medical treatment at a hospital in Oudenaarde.
As well as Emma breaking a bone, Mayho, who came into direct contact with the vehicle, has broken both legs, her right arm and wrist.
She has undergone surgery and will be kept in hospital as long as necessary.
Colclough suffered concussion, Martin cracked a vertebra while Reynolds hurt her hand and split her chin.
A statement on the British Cycling website said: “All families have been informed and the priority now is to bring the athletes back to the UK as soon as possible.”
A former national junior road race champion, Emma started cycling at the age of nine at the Gosling velodrome and joined Welwyn Wheelers when she was 10.
Emma’s younger sister Laura, 18, also started her cycling career at Gosling and is now a GB junior squad member, while father Adrian Trott is a Welwyn Wheelers member.