Frederik Madsen, entrance rider with the Danish team, collided with Team GB’s Charlie Tanfield, who had changed Ed Clancy for the race.
Three-time Olympic champion Clancy withdrew from the race earlier within the day, asserting his retirement from monitor biking following a again damage.
Madsen was main the Danish team and searching down on the black tape on the monitor, as an alternative of up, and did not understand Tanfield had dropped off the again of the British group.
Madsen was then pictured standing over Tanfield and heard swearing at him, regardless of being the one answerable for the crash, earlier than storming off the monitor.
It was the second crash of the day that Team GB have been concerned in, with Katie Archibald and Neah Evans colliding after they got here collectively to have a good time their world document journey to achieve the ladies’s team pursuit closing.
The collision with Denmark marked a dramatic third day for biking monitor medal occasions.
The Danish team have been already the middle of some controversy, with groups together with Great Britain sad with the shin tape and undervests worn by the team.
Despite the crash, Denmark superior to the ultimate, the place they’ll face Italy on Wednesday.
The consequence marks the newest shift in energy from Team GB to Denmark within the males’s team pursuit.
Team GB received the occasion on the Rio 2016 Olympics, setting a world document of three:50.265 within the course of.
The victory was a part of a massively profitable video games, which noticed them depart Rio with six gold medals, 4 silver medals, and one bronze medal.
However, the Danish males’s pursuit team set a brand new world document of three:44.672 in February 2020, after which completed prime of the pack in qualifying in Tokyo on Monday with a brand new Olympic document of three:45.014.
Dan Bigham, an aerodynamics knowledgeable who used to journey for the Team GB however now works with Danish cyclists, informed Reuters that he expects new world data to be set in Tokyo.
“I count on it is going to go in males’s and ladies’s,” stated Bigham.