L39ION of Los Angeles racer Robin Carpenter has suffered a large number of accidents after he was taken out late on within the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Criterium in South Carolina on Friday night time.
30-year-old Carpenter, a brand new addition to the L39ION squad for 2023, was driving on the entrance of the peloton on the finish of the race when he was reduce off because the group headed right into a nook.
At excessive pace, Carpenter was left with nowhere to go and hit the bottom laborious. Hours later, after an extended wait in hospital in Athens, Georgia, he introduced by way of an Instagram (opens in new tab) story that he had suffered a damaged collarbone, wrist, and several other rib fractures within the crash.
“The physician simply got here and informed me my wrist was not damaged, which was nice,” Carpenter stated. “Then he stated my collarbone is damaged and I’ve bought a number of damaged ribs. After which he took one other look on the X-Ray and stated, ‘oh yeah, your wrist is damaged, too’, in order that’s nice.”
Carpenter additionally took to Twitter following the crash, posting a video of the incident and tagging USA Biking as he wrote, “That was essentially the most fucked factor I’ve ever witnessed in a motorbike race. Suspension??? WTH.”
The Philadelphia racer had began his time at L39ION – after 4 years at Rally/Human Powered Well being – with a string of excellent outcomes.
Final month, he took victory on the ultimate stage of the Redlands Bicycle Basic in California, additionally grabbing third on the ultimate podium. Later in April, he took one other podium on the Athens Orthopedic Clinic Twilight Criterium, the primary spherical of the American Criterium Cup.
Nevertheless, Carpenter now faces a prolonged spell away from racing having suffered a laundry checklist of accidents via no fault of his personal.
Damaged wrist, collarbone and ribs. Beautiful pic.twitter.com/CpQzS98IdxApril 29, 2023
@usacycling suspension??? WTH pic.twitter.com/q9DF7Wr50rApril 29, 2023