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Stalled motorcycle causes huge crash at New York bike race — see the video

by Scott Stump /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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One stalled motorbike amidst a sea of oncoming cyclists caused an epic crash at a race in New York City that luckily did not leave anyone seriously injured.

Saturday night's Red Hook Criterium in Brooklyn turned into a wild scene when a pace motorcycle running ahead of the pack stalled in the middle of the course, resulting in a frightening pileup that injured seven riders.

The injuries were not life-threatening, according to cycling reporter Daniel McMahon.

One rider broke suffered a broken arm, McMahon tweeted.

A video posted by team thePack and GhettoRoadie provided a ground-level view of the crash from a camera mounted on a bike.

Crashes at cycling races involving pace motorcycles have been an ongoing issue, according to Cycling Weekly.

In March, a Belgian rider died after a collision at the Ghent-Wevelgem race.

Another suffered a broken collarbone after a crash with a pace motorcycle at the Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne race in Belgium in February.

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