Cyclist Investigated for Race Crash

Injured rider calls for lifetime ban


USA Cycling has launched an investigation into a crash that left top rider Isaac Howe with a double clavicle fracture in Saturday’s Electric City Circuit race in South Carolina. According to witnesses, rider Jonathan Atkins retailed after he was edged off the road and Howe refused to apologize. Howe, who held second place in the National Criterium Calendar, pressed charges against Atkins and called for a lifetime ban. Atkins caught a standard 72-hour suspension for the incident pending the investigation results. He plans to take some time off from cycling, but says the crash was an accident.

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