Russian cyclist Gleb Syritsa suffered horrific injuries after he fell off his bike during an accident at an event in France.
The accident occurred Tuesday at the Four Days of Dunkirk event.
Despite what appeared to be serious injuries, Syritsa got back on her bike and crossed the finish line of the 196.6km route.
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Syritsa completed the stage together with her teammates Cees Bol and Yuriy Natarov. Bol also crashed and fell off his bike.
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The team’s Twitter account, Astana Qazaqstan, posted a nude photo of Syritsa to show the full extent of his injuries. The photo showed Syritsa smiling and giving a thumbs up.
Syritsa had a bloody arm, an injured leg, and a large sore around her shoulder.
«Gleb Syritsa hit his whole body but he is a strong fighter. Heal well Gleb!» Astana Qazaqstan wrote.
Cycling enthusiasts also took to Twitter to react to Syritsa’s injuries, with one fan writing: «Riders are made of the tough stuff. Imagine stepping into the shower after that.»
Injuries prevented Syritsa from competing in the second stage.
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Olav Kooij, representing Team Jumbo-Visma, won the first stage of the event.