Paralympic cycling men’s road race ends in mayhem in Rio as leaders suffer serious crash near finish line

A very serious crash just yards from the finishing line marred the men’s C4-5 road race at the Paralympics.
The event, for athletes with upper or lower limb impairments, ended in controversial fashion.

Yehor Dementyev of Ukraine and Alistair Donohoe of Australia
Yehor Dementyev of Ukraine and Alistair Donohoe of Australia hit the deck in spectacular fashion
Donohoe Australia crash on the last meters of the race
Donohoe, minus bike, does his best to head for the finish line
With less than 100 meters to go race leaders Alistair Donohoe of Australia and Ukranian Yahor Dementyev were sprinting towards the finish.

The cyclists jostled and nudged each other as they fought for the gold and the resulting collision sent both men crashing to the ground.

Donohoe came to his senses and got up and ran across the line without his bike as Dementyev lay in the road.
After some confusion and deliberation, judges disqualified Dementyev, while Donohoe's position remained unclear.
Instead the gold went to Daniel Abraham Gebru of the Netherlands. Brazil's Lauro Cesar Chaman won the silver medal and Italy's Andrea Tarlao the bronze.

Gebru, 31, who fled Eritrean-Ethiopian war as a teenager, was only granted the right to compete for the Netherlands' Paralympics team 10 weeks ago.

"Fantastic. A gift really. I thought it would be impossible, '' he said.
Daniel Abraham Gebru of Netherlands reacts
Daniel Abraham Gebru of the Netherlands hails his victory
Lauro Cesar Chaman of Brasil, Daniel Abraham Gebru of Netherlands and Andrea Tarlao of Italy
And the winners are...silver for Lauro Cesar Chaman of Brazil, gold for Gebru and bronze for Andrea Tarlao of Italy


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