Professional cycler Tom Skujins took a hard fall during the AMGEN Tour of California. As shown in the video below, in the immediate aftermath of the severe crash, the clearly dazed and disoriented Latvian attempted to re-mount his bike before falling a second time, then dangerously staggering his way through a slew of oncoming bikes, motorcycles and even a speeding support car.
Tom Skujins took a hard crash at the Amgen Tour of California. Probably should not be back in the race judging by this.
Posted by SBS Cycling Central on Monday, May 15, 2017
After making it through a gauntlet of fellow bikers traveling at dangerously high speeds, a neutral support official helped Skujins re-mount his bike, and the 25-year old cyclist proceeded to carry on with the tour.
Shortly thereafter, however, a team car pulled alongside Skujins and persuaded him to exit the race. According to Cycling News, Skujins was then taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for a broken collar bone and a concussion. Skujins’ sponsors, Cannondale and Drapac, are said to be implementing a more thorough concussion protocol in response to the incident.