UCI Worlds 2010 crash: Bike breaks in two

17 year old Danish racer Julie Leth slides across the boards Friday at the UCI Track World Championship 33 laps into the women’s scratch race, taking out four other racers in the crash. American Shelley Evans’ bike snapped in half in the smashup.

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In the painful video below, you can see US National Team cyclist Shelley Evans’s Fuji BMC track bike snap literally in half as the bicycle bounces over racers and their helmets. Evans, unfortunately, lost some teeth in the crash.

Link to video of UCI Track Cycling World Championship crash Click through to view video

Amazingly, Leth hopped back on the bike to finish the race in 9th place out of the starting field of 24 racers. This rookie racer was happy to make the top 10. Pascale Jeuland of France placed first in the women’s scratch race. Julie Leth will next compete Sunday in the women’s points race.

Via. Thank you to Luke Elrath, Gandalf and Sabine Dukes for additional info and corrections.


  • March 27, 2010 - 6:05 am | Permalink

    Isn't it a BMC trackmachine, not a Fuji that snaps?

  • jamesmallon
    March 27, 2010 - 7:22 am | Permalink

    OK. That's it. I am getting the stock carbon fork off my steel bike.

  • Luke Elrath
    March 27, 2010 - 10:29 am | Permalink

    Check the video again. The bike that breaks is a BMC.

  • seth vidal
    March 27, 2010 - 3:00 pm | Permalink

    I believe rivendell bicycle works sells a steel replacement fork:

  • March 27, 2010 - 3:48 pm | Permalink

    Thank you to Gandalf and Luke for the correction — I've edited the article to reflect reality.

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