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Trott taken to hospital after Women's Tour crash

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Marianne Vos is overall leader in the inaugural Women's Tour of Great Britain going into stage four © PA Photos
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Laura Trott has been taken to hospital with suspected concussion following a heavy crash during the third stage of the inaugural Women's Tour of Britain.

The double Olympic track champion, who is riding for the Wiggle Honda team, landed on her head after she collided with other riders who had fallen ahead of her.

The incident occurred around midway through the 90.5 kilometre stage between Felixstowe and Clacton-on-sea, near Lawford in Essex. However, Trott still finished the stage, which was won by Olympic and world champion Marianne Vos, before she was taken to hospital.

"It was a nasty crash," Wiggle Honda team boss Rochelle Gilmore told BBC Sport. "She was actually shaking, she looked a little bit pale and it was a bit scary. She had to take a minute to consider whether it was worth continuing or pulling out, and decided to get back on the bike.

"Moments later she was throwing up off the bike, which is a really bad sign that she hit her head quite hard, but the main concern for her was her elbow."

"Laura rode to the finish with a group just behind the main peloton, but when she came in I have never seen anyone in so much pain.

"It's really hard to see the tears of pain after the stage and it's amazing that she wants to start on Saturday, even though she hasn't had chance to consider what condition she is in."

Trott later confirmed on Twitter her elbow had been given the all clear and that she expected to take part in stage four, an 87.8km route between her home town of Cheshunt and Welwyn Garden City, on Saturday.

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