Mark Cavendish crashes on opening night at Ghent Six Day
Mark Cavendish suffered a high-speed crash on the opening night of the Ghent Six day in Belgium.
The Manxman appeared to slide out in a turn during the one-lap team time trial. Cavendish appeared to be OK, getting up after just a few moments, but had to sit out the first Madison of the night.
Riders begin with a flying start in the one-lap team time trial. Cavendish's partner, Ijo Keisse, brings the team up to speed before giving the Englishman a hand-sling for the final sprint.
The team opened the night by winning he points race ahead of Dutchmen Jan-Willem van Schip and Yoeri Havik, but Keisse paired with Jonas Rickaert for the first Madison of the night while Cavendish remained sidelines and medics attended to his wounds.