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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Chilean cyclist Irene Aravena suffers dramatic fall

Ugly Crash Leaves Chilean Cyclist Irene Aravena in Hospital
Daniel Boyle
Link: http://sportslashlife.com/ugly-crash-leaves-chilean-cyclist-irene-aravena-hospital/

"The tenth version of the South American Games has seen good, bad and ugly. The darkest moment came when velodrome officials failed to take away the starting block, with the crash leaving Aravena in hospital.

With her bike broken in two, Aravena was taken directly to Clinica Santa María and operated on late on Wednesday evening. While the operation was successful, the whole incident could have been avoided. The velodrome is the crown jewel in investment for the South American Games, but it came down to human error for the cause of the crash."

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