Tokyo 2020 – 'Not seen anything like it!' – Denmark crash into GB's Charlie Tanfield in shocking incident
"He [Madsen] was gesticulating a lot while they were lying on the floor as if it was Harry’s fault. It wasn’t his fault at all," said Eurosport expert Bradley Wiggins after another big crash in the velodrome. It remains to be seen whether Denmark, Team GB or neither will be in the final against world-record crushing Italy. You want it? We have it. Stream every Olympic event live on discovery+
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“Woah, I’ve not seen anything like it,” said Wiggins. “Charlie Tanfield was the third rider of our team. We had lost a rider well before that and we were down to three.
“Now he’s come off the back and he has to continue, he has no option. He can’t swing up the track, he has to continue to register a time.
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“And the Dane coming round had his head down and wasn’t watching where he was going, you should always keep some eye contact with the track.
“He [Madsen] was gesticulating a lot while they were lying on the floor as if it was Harry’s fault. It wasn’t his fault at all. He assumed as he was a lone rider, he should have been up the track and out the race. But that wasn't the case. It's a shame.”
Tanfield was only drafted into the GB team at the eleventh hour after Ed Clancy ended his Olympic career after the recurrence of a persistent back injury.
Italy blew apart the world record in their match to reach the gold medal race and, after protests from both teams, Denmark were confirmed as the second finalists.
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