Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland track cyclist run off road and into barbed wire fence

A young Northern Ireland track cyclist has been hurt after being forced off the road and into a barbed wire fence.

Powerhouse Sport, the team of 18-year-old Xeno Young from Lisburn tweeted about the incident on Sunday.

"The driver 'didn't see him,'" it said ending with the hashtags 'share the road', 'open your eyes' and 'ouch'.

The team included a picture of Xeno's arm showing a ripped sleeve and a cut just below the shoulder.

Xeno returned from the Commonwealth Games last week where he competed in the men's pursuit, the points race and the scratch race.

In January, he was awarded the Belfast Telegraph Young Player of the Year award at our sports awards.  This came after he won silver at the European Track Cycling Championships last year.

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