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‘Disc rotor cut to the bone’: World Champs silver medallist blames deep cut to her knee on disc brakes

This article is originally from Cycling Week

Warning: article contains graphic injuries that some readers may find disturbing

Katie Compton wins the National Trophy Cyclo-Cross in Milton Keynes in 2014 Credit: Andy Jones

Cyclocross World Championships silver medallist Katie Compton suffered a disappointing end to here season on Saturday after suffering a deep cut to her knee in the final race of the DVV Trofee, an injury which she blamed on a disc brake rotor.

Compton was competing in the final race of the DVV Trofee series, the Krawatencross race in Lille, when she was involved in a crash in the opening lap, suffering the nasty injury to her knee in the process.

Writing on Twitter, Compton’s husband Mark Legg said: “What happens when two riders make poor decisions and can’t be patient on the first lap and squeeze Katie into a crash? Disc rotor cut to the bone. Not a happy way to end a great season.”

What happens when two riders make poor decisions and can’t be patient on the first lap and squeeze Katie into a crash? Disc rotor cut to the bone. Not a happy way to end a great season 😠 pic.twitter.com/7ORlxqWXh0

— Mark Legg (@MrKatieCompton) February 10, 2018

Thankfully Compton was able to remount her bike and finish the race in seventh place despite also needing to change her shoes and having blood running down her leg She was also able to celebrate having wrapped up victory in the eight-race DVV Trofee series.

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