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Jesse Ryder out of induced coma and interacting with family after sickening assault in Christchurch

Ryder releases statement after brutal attack as cricketer says he feels 'heaps better' after coming out of induced coma

By
Mike Dawes

PUBLISHED:

00:05 GMT, 31 March 2013

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UPDATED:

07:04 GMT, 31 March 2013

New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder today said he was 'heaps better' but 'really tired' in his first public statement since the attack which put him in intensive care.

The 28-year-old Wellington all-rounder was admitted to Christchurch Hospital in the early hours of Thursday morning and placed in an induced coma after suffering multiple injuries, including a fractured skull, in an attack outside a bar.

Ryder was yesterday brought out of the coma and is now out of intensive care.

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Critical condition: Jesse Ryder

Support: Ryder

Stable condition: Jesse Ryder has come out of an induced coma and is regaining speech

Scene: The New Zealand cricketer was attacked close to Aikmans Bar

Scene: The New Zealand cricketer was attacked close to Aikmans Bar

He today he released a statement
saying: 'I just want to let everyone know that I’m okay. I feel heaps
better today but still really tired.

'I’ve been reading your messages that have been sent so thank you to everyone for thinking of me over the last few days.

'I want to thank everyone who has
been caring for me at the hospital – they have been awesome. Thank you
to my family and friends who have been here also.'

Two men – a 20-year-old and a 37-year-old who police said are related – will appear in court on Thursday charged with assault.

Found: The McDonald's in Merivale, Christchurch, where Ryder was found

Followed: The McDonald's in Merivale, Christchurch, where Ryder was attacked

Induced coma: Ryder remains in Christchurch hospital

Induced coma: Ryder remains in Christchurch hospital

Police chief reveals details of incident which left Jesse Ryder…

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Police believe Ryder was involved in
an altercation with two people outside Aikmans bar in the Christchurch
suburb of Merivale shortly after 12.30am local time on Thursday morning,
and was then assaulted by one of the two, who followed him towards the
car park of a nearby McDonald’s.

Ryder, a controversial figure whose
career has been plagued by off-field incidents, has not played for New
Zealand since February last year.

He spent three days in intensive care
but on Saturday his manager, Aaron Klee, revealed that he is now
breathing independently and talking to his family. Police have arrested
two men.

Former New Zealand pace bowler Iain O'Brien said of Ryder: 'He's the kind of guy that always will have a drink.

Jesse Ryder

Jesse Ryder

International: Ryder has played 18 Tests, 39 ODIs and 20 T20s for his country

'When he is off the stuff he's a
wonderful, wonderful man – he's one of the funniest guys and very jovial
– but on the other side of it, when he has been drinking he can
certainly suffer the lows.'

Ryder has played 18 Tests and 39 one-day internationals for the Black Caps, his last appearance an ODI against South Africa.

Saracens 28 Gloucester 23: match report

Saracens 28 Gloucester 23: Hodgson marks return by kicking hosts back into second

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17:21 GMT, 2 December 2012

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UPDATED:

17:21 GMT, 2 December 2012

Fly-half Charlie Hodgson kicked 23 points as Saracens moved back into second place in the Aviva Premiership table with victory over Gloucester at Vicarage Road.

Hodgson, returning to the side after four weeks out with a fractured cheekbone, landed seven penalties and a conversion – with only one miss – to hand captain Steve Borthwick victory on his 100th appearance for the club.

But they were pushed all the way by Gloucester who competed superbly but were ultimately sunk by replacement Richard Wigglesworth's crucial second-half try for Sarries.

Kicking on: Charlie Hodgson marked his return to Saracens by scoring 23 points

Kicking on: Charlie Hodgson marked his return to Saracens by scoring 23 points

Gloucester, who had two players sin-binned, replied with tries from prop Dan Murphy and flanker Akapusi Qera, with Billy Twelvetrees kicking their other 13 points.

Twelvetrees, switched from centre to fly-half with Freddie Burns on England duty as a replacement in the Twickenham triumph over New Zealand, kicked Gloucester into an early 6-0 lead with penalties in the second and seventh minutes.

Hodgson's second penalty levelled the scores at 6-6 in the 27th minute but, two minutes later, Gloucester scored the first try of the match after the former England fly-half's clearance kick was charged down.

Prop Murphy, who blocked the kick, produced a neat one-touch to control the ball with his boot and a clean pair of hands to collect it and drive over the line, with Twelvetrees converting.

But, three minutes later, Murphy became the villain when he was sin-binned by referee Sean Davey for killing the ball at a ruck.

Hodgson made partial amends for his earlier blunder by kicking the resulting penalty.

Crunched: Billy Twelvetrees of Gloucester runs into trouble

Crunched: Billy Twelvetrees of Gloucester runs into trouble

Coming together: John Smit (right) tries to power past Twelvetrees

Coming together: John Smit (right) tries to power past Twelvetrees

Gloucester sent on Nick Wood as a temporary front-row replacement for Murphy but his first scrum was penalised on the halfway line and Hodgson made his fourth kick appear effortless from the halfway line to reduce the deficit to a single point four minutes before the interval.

Hodgson struck again to kick Saracens ahead three minutes into the second half after Gloucester were penalised for failing to roll away at the tackle.

But Gloucester responded with number eight Sione Kalamafoni making a surging run through the middle from the halfway line before their pack mounted a concerted series of forward drives.

They moved the ball wide before Qera crashed over in the left corner, with Twelvetrees adding the conversion from the touchline.

Saracens, stung into action, came storming back and when Kalamafoni blatantly killed the ball at a ruck he became the second visiting player to be yellow-carded.

Gloucester were forced to defend desperately as Sarries, attempting to capitalise on their second extra-man advantage, threw everything at them in a series of forward assaults.

Easily done: Richard Wigglesworth dives over the line to score a try

Easily done: Richard Wigglesworth dives over the line to score a try

Gloucester somehow kept them out but they were conceding penalties and Hodgson landed his sixth in the 54th minute before suffering his first miss at the seventh attempt three minutes later as he tried to kick the home side ahead from long range.

But Saracens took the lead for the second time in the match when full-back Chris Wyles, back from international duty with the United States, split the Gloucester defence before releasing replacement scrum-half Wigglesworth who crossed in the corner for a real winger's try, converted by Hodgson.

Twelvetrees cut the gap to two points with his third penalty before Hodgson responded with his seventh.

Gloucester mounted a desperate late assault which saw Wigglesworth sin-binned but Saracens managed to soak up the pressure.

Paul Taylor arrested following Ipswich pub brawl, two injured

Ipswich striker Taylor arrested following pub brawl which left two injured

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UPDATED:

13:06 GMT, 21 November 2012

Ipswich Town striker Paul Taylor has been arrested following a pub fracas in which two members of staff were assaulted and injured.

Taylor, 25, joined the Tractor Boys in a 1.75 million move from Championship rivals Peterborough in August.

He is expected to miss the remainder of the season after surgery on a broken foot sustained in only his third game for the club.

Fracas: Taylor has been arrested after an incident at an Ipswich pub

Fracas: Taylor has been arrested after an incident at an Ipswich pub

A police statement confirmed that Taylor and a 24-year-old woman from Liverpool, believed to be his girlfriend, were arrested following an incident in an Ipswich town centre pub on October 16 at 12.15am.

The statement added: 'Two male members of staff within the premises were assaulted. One victim suffered a broken rib and the other a fractured eye socket and a broken finger.'

The couple have been released on police bail pending further enquiries until January 16 2013.

It is not the first time that Liverpool-born Taylor, who launched his career as a youth player at Manchester City, has been in trouble.

On the move: Taylor joined Town from Peterbrough in the summer

On the move: Taylor joined Town from Peterbrough in the summer

Four years ago, when he was at Chester City, he was banned from playing for six months after traces of cocaine were found in a random drugs sample.

He moved to Belgian lower league outfit Montegne before his goals alerted giants Anderlecht, for whom he signed in December 2009. He returned to England to join Peterborough in February last year.

An Ipswich Town statement said: 'We are aware of an alleged incident that took place in the town recently involving one of our players that is currently being investigated by the police.

'We are in communication with the police authorities over this matter but will be making no further comment at this stage.'

Ben Watson does not require surgery on broken leg

Watson boost for Wigan with news midfielder does not require surgery on broken leg

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UPDATED:

14:19 GMT, 19 November 2012

Wigan have been boosted by the news Ben Watson’s fractured shin is not as serious as first feared and he will not need surgery.

The 27-year-old spent two nights at the Royal Liverpool Hospital but has now returned home to begin his recovery from the injury, which he suffered in an innocuous-looking clash with Raheem Sterling in Wigan’s 3-0 defeat by Liverpool on Saturday.

Watson will need to wear a cast for a few weeks but the club are optimistic he will be able to resume training in the New Year.

Down and out: Watson broke his leg during the clash at Anfield

Down and out: Watson broke his leg during the clash at Anfield

The midfielder has been in and out of the side this season but had started the last three Barclays Premier League games and he will be missed, according to manager Roberto Martinez.

The Spaniard told www.wiganlatics.co.uk: 'It’s not as bad as it could have been, that’s for certain. It’s still a very serious injury and we need to ensure that Ben is given all the time that he needs to make a full recovery.

'The good news is that he won’t be out for as long as we initially thought and, with the character that Ben has, he will be able to deal with such an injury.

'Ben has just started to put his stamp on the team and he will be missed in the group because of the type of lad he is.'

No surgery required: Watsion will be back sooner than first thought

No surgery required: Watsion will be back sooner than first thought

Bradley Wiggins pictured back on his bike after crash last week

Wiggins pictured back on his bike just one week after suffering nasty injuries in crash

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UPDATED:

13:35 GMT, 16 November 2012

Just over a week after he suffered bruising, a fractured rib, a bruised lung and a dislocated finger in a crash with a white van, Bradley Wiggins was back on his bike again on Friday morning.

The Tour de France winner and four-time Olympic champion looked to have made a speedy recovery from his injuries as he rode near his home in Eccleston, Lancashire.

And as these pictures show, Wiggins seemed in rather a better mood than when he was snapped leaving hospital after the crash, when he made a crude one-fingered gesture at photographers.

On yer bike: Bradley Wiggins is back riding again after suffering a broken rib in a crash with a white van

On yer bike: Bradley Wiggins is back riding again after suffering a broken rib in a crash with a white van

Today he was, unsurprisingly, rather more relaxed and offered a different salute for the snappers: a thumbs-up.

The 32-year-old was forced to spend a night in hospital in Preston after a vehicle collided with him on the evening of November 7 near his home in Lancashire.

Wiggins was thrown off his bike when a white Vauxhall Astra Envoy is thought to have pulled out of a petrol station in Wrightington and collided with him.

Easy rider: Wiggins leaving his home in the village of Eccleston in Lancashire on Friday morning

Easy rider: Wiggins leaving his home in the village of Eccleston in Lancashire on Friday morning

Thumbs up: Wiggins leaving his home in the village of Eccleston in Lancashire on Friday morning

Ouch: Wiggins suffered bruising, a fractured rib, a bruised lung and a dislocated finger in the crash

Ouch: Wiggins suffered bruising, a fractured rib, a bruised lung and a dislocated finger in the crash

Wiggins became Le Tour's first British winner in July before winning Olympic time-trial gold at Hampton Court on August 1

His feats mean he is the red-hot
favourite to land the BBC's prestigious Sports Personality of the Year
award on December 16, although his rude gesture at photographers on
leaving hospital could alienate potential voters.

The Kilburn-born star has since apologised for his actions, blaming tiredness and pain following his accident.

National treasure: Wiggins celebrates his Tour de France victory (above) and Olympic success in London (below)

National treasure: Wiggins celebrates his Tour de France victory (above) and Olympic success in London (below)

National treasure: Wiggins celebrates his Tour de France victory (above) and Olympic success in London (below)

In a separate road accident, British
cycling head coach Shane Sutton was also admitted to hospital within 24
hours of Wiggins with a fractured cheek bone.

Sutton was part of the management team
which has helped Wiggins to many successes including the world's
toughest bike race and this year's time trial gold medal at the London
Olympics.

Shane Sutton could return at Glasgow Track World Cup

GB cycling coach Sutton set to return this weekend after recovering from crash

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UPDATED:

18:18 GMT, 12 November 2012

British Cycling head coach Shane Sutton could return to work at the Glasgow Track World Cup this weekend, a week after being hospitalised with a head injury following a crash while he was riding his bike.

Little more than 12 hours after Tour de France champion and four-time Olympic gold medal winner Bradley Wiggins was knocked off his bike, his mentor Sutton was involved in a collision with a Peugeot 206 being driven by a 61-year-old man in Levenshulme on Thursday morning.

Recovering well: Sutton (left) could return to work this weekend

Recovering well: Sutton (left) could return to work this weekend

Right-hand man: Sutton works alongside Dave Brailsford

Right-hand man: Sutton works alongside Brailsford

The 55-year-old, Dave Brailsford's right-hand man at British Cycling and Team Sky, suffered bruising and bleeding on the brain and a fractured cheekbone, but is recovering well.

The Australia-born coach told Cycling Weekly: 'They were going to do surgery on the cheekbone but I've opted against that because it's not like I need it to be honest. It's a pretty clean fracture.'

He was wearing a helmet when the incident occurred and the headwear was credited with playing a major role in ensuring his injuries were not significantly worse.

Sutton added: 'The surgeon came in and said, “You know that saved your life”

'It's important that everyone wears a helmet, even if you've come from the old school like I do. I was bloody lucky.'

Daniel Agger plays through pain barrier

Agger hope for Liverpool as crocked defender plays through the pain barrier

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UPDATED:

14:56 GMT, 3 October 2012

Daniel Agger will continue to play through the pain of a fractured kneecap to help Liverpool's Premier League push.

Agger left the field on a stretcher near the end of the Manchester United match after clashing with fellow defender Glen Johnson.

But a scan revealed no serious damage and the Danish centre-back was back for the win over Norwich with just a small crack in his bone.

Battler: Daniel Agger is playing through the pain barrier for Liverpool

Battler: Daniel Agger is playing through the pain barrier for Liverpool

Agger told the Liverpool Echo: 'I feared the worst when it happened. When I tried to get up the muscle in my knee just didn't work. I felt really unsteady and the medical staff thought I had done my ligaments.

'I thought it was a bad one and that I would be out for months. But, thankfully, it was just a really hard knock to the knee.

'I've got a small fracture in the bone but it's only a minor thing. It's not a problem. I only started training again last Friday but I was fine for the Norwich game.

'I felt really comfortable and I'm enjoying it. I think I deserved a bit of luck after the (injury) problems I've had in the past.'

Anfield manager Brendan Rodgers was full of praise for Agger.

'He didn't train all last week – he's got a little bit of pain in there,' he told the club website.

'He played in the game down at Norwich and did very, very well. He's recovered well now and it's just a management process with Daniel.

'I came into the club and looked closely at his injury record. He's a player who needs managing. He's a good guy and has worked well this week and will be available for the next couple of games.

'He's a real warrior. I am very fortunate here that I have got a group that has that real warrior mentality and he is one of those guys.'

Fears: It did not look good for Agger when he went down against Man United

Fears: It did not look good for Agger when he went down against Man United

Formula One pushes on with closed cockpit plans after Belgian Grand Prix pile-up

Another lucky escape… time to take cover! F1 furthers closed cockpit plans after pile-up

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UPDATED:

21:30 GMT, 3 September 2012

Formula One will push ahead with plans for closed cockpits in the wake of the spectacular crash on the opening lap of Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix.

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso had an extremely lucky escape as Romain Grosjean’s airborne Lotus went perilously close to landing on his head at the first corner of the historic Spa circuit.

Following the potentially catastrophic smash, McLaren technical director Paddy Lowe is convinced the introduction of a cockpit cover could come as early as 2014.

Danger: Romain Grosjean's Lotus flies across Fernando Alonso's vehicle

Danger: Romain Grosjean's Lotus flies across Fernando Alonso's vehicle

‘I think something is inevitable because it is the one big safety exposure that we have got,’ said Lowe, who is part of a technical working group currently exploring the best method to protect drivers’ heads.

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‘I think 2014 is intended, as we started the project a year ago. You see it time and time again and think, “That was lucky”.

‘One day it won’t be lucky. At the same
time it is an open cockpit formula so we have to protect that, but it
should be technically possible.’

Fighter jet-style canopies are understood to have been rejected and work is now focusing on a forward roll-hoop design in an attempt to preclude the kind of accident suffered by Ferrari’s Felipe Massa, who was knocked unconscious and left with a fractured skull when hit by flying debris at the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2009.

Incident: Alonso is nearly taken out by Grosjean, who passes just in front of him

Incident: Alonso is nearly taken out by Grosjean, who passes just in front of him

Alonso barely escapes

Lowe added: ‘Ideally a driver wants nothing in the way, but in the same way as you drive a road car or even the old VW camper van with the centre pillar, you just get used to it, don’t you We found that as long as the pillars don’t get too big it is something you can get used to.’

Grosjean sparked the chain reaction
which put four cars out of the race after he catapulted off Lewis
Hamilton’s McLaren, having squeezed the 2008 world champion so much that
he was left with no room for manoeuvre.

The Lotus driver was hit with a one-race ban and a 40,000 fine by the stewards and has apologised for putting his competitors in such serious danger.

Grosjean, 26, who has been involved in seven first-lap incidents in 12 races this year, said: ‘When your life is all about racing, not being allowed to attend an event is probably one of the worst experiences you can go through. That said, I do respect the verdict of the stewards.

‘The rear of my car made contact with the front of Hamilton’s car. I honestly thought I was ahead of him and there was enough room for both cars.

Punished: Grosjean (right) has been hit with a one race ban

Punished: Grosjean (right) has been hit with a one race ban

Grosjean has already rejected the offer of coaching from Formula One legend Sir Jackie Stewart, who had approached him to try to help iron out the costly mistakes which are in danger of damaging his reputation as one of the most promising drivers in the sport.

But Lotus team principal Eric Boullier revealed he will hold further talks with his driver regarding his numerous collisions.

‘He was not responsible for seven incidents,’ said Boullier. ‘He was involved in seven incidents, which is different. But obviously being in the wrong place is not good and that means we have to keep working and talking about the reason why he is in the wrong place.’

‘I didn’t deliberately try to squeeze
him or anything like that. This first-corner situation obviously isn’t
what anyone would want to happen and thankfully no-one was hurt in the
incident. I wish to apologise to the drivers involved and to their
fans.’

Neil Taylor fractures ankle

Swansea's Taylor suffers ankle fracture after colliding with Gardner during Sunderland clash

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UPDATED:

17:59 GMT, 1 September 2012

Fantasy football 2012

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has confirmed Neil Taylor suffered a fractured ankle in Saturday’s 2-2 Liberty Stadium draw with Sunderland.

The Wales left-back was hurt in a 16th-minute challenge with Craig Gardner as the players collided after going for the ball, with Taylor’s lower leg awkwardly buckling under him as the pair fell to the ground.

Taylor was stretchered off after prolonged treatment and Laudrup said: 'I just talked to the doctor and we are still not 100 per cent but there is a fracture, at least one.

Out: Neil Taylor needed oxygen after colliding with Craig Gardner on Saturday

Out: Neil Taylor needed oxygen after colliding with Craig Gardner on Saturday

Taylor (left) was unable to continue after the tackle

Taylor (left) was unable to continue after the tackle

'We are talking about a long period of rehabilitation before he returns to the game, I can’t tell you precisely how long because I don’t know.'

Sections of the home crowd were furious that Gardner was not punished for the challenge by referee Roger East, making his Premier League debut, although there appeared to be no malice on the part of the Sunderland player.

Taylor was in fact penalised over the incident, and Laudrup refused to cast any blame in the direction of Gardner.

'When you have injuries like that it is normally very violent, but this was not violent,' he added. 'It was even a free-kick against us.

Stretchered off: Taylor was taken off the field in agony

Stretchered off: Taylor was taken off the field in agony

'Sometimes these injuries happen in strange ways, you don’t think anything is wrong and then there is ligament damage or something like that, it is very sad.

'But you see things that are much more violent than that – this was not violent, it was unlucky.

'He was very unlucky to fall in a bad way, you can’t blame the Sunderland player for that.'

Taylor's injury marred a thrilling game of football.

New boys: Steven Fletcher and Adam Johnson impressed Martin O'Neill

New boys: Steven Fletcher and Adam Johnson impressed Martin O'Neill

Steven Fletcher started to repay the 12million fee Sunderland paid to secure his services from Wolves by bagging a brace either side of Wayne Routledge's strike to give the visitors a 2-1 interval lead.

Michu powered in a header to level with his fourth goal in three games for Swansea, but they could not find a winner after Chico Flores was red-carded 18 minutes from time for a recklessly high challenge on Black Cats substitute Louis Saha.

And O'Neill was delighted by
Fletcher's contribution, and hopes he can be the goalscorer Sunderland
have been lacking since the sale of Darren Bent to Aston Villa in
January 2011.

He said: 'Darren Bent did very well here and Steven has come here to score goals.

'But
he can also do well for us outside the penalty area, he has a lovely
touch, but it was very pleasing for him to get off the mark.

'With all the euphoria of Adam (Johnson) signing for us he was maybe in his shadow a bit, but he is a very good player.'

London 2012 Olympics mountain biking: Liam Killeen breaks ankle

Bad things come to those who wait… Biker Killeen breaks ankle in cross-country event

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15:57 GMT, 12 August 2012

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Liam Killeen waited until the final day of the London 2012 Olympics for his chance and ended it in hospital for surgery on a fractured ankle.

The 30-year-old from Malvern recovered to finish fifth in Athens and seventh in Beijing after early crashes, but there was no way back on the second of seven laps of the cross-country mountain bike event at Hadleigh Farm, which was won by 2011 world champion Jaroslav Kulhavy of the Czech Republic.

Killeen tumbled at Deane's Drop, a steep section of boulders on the 4.7-kilometre route, carved into an Essex hillside overlooking the Thames estuary, and was transferred to a London hospital for surgery on his left ankle.

Bad day: Liam Killeen tumbled at Deane's Drop

Bad day: Liam Killeen tumbled at Deane's Drop

British Cycling head of marginal gains Matt Parker said: 'He's got a clean break to his ankle.

'He was determined to push through the field quickly. My understanding is one of the wheels went, he hit a rock and that was it.

'It's just mountain biking. He'll be devastated.'

Killeen began the race in 25th place on the grid and was making progress through the field before the spill.

He was treated by medical staff on the course before travelling in an ambulance to Homerton Hospital alongside British Cycling mountain bike coach Phil Dixon.

The incident led to immediate questions over Killeen's Olympic future.

Tricky terrain: Riders roll over the rocks

Tricky terrain: Riders roll over the rocks

Chase him down

Parker added: 'Liam is still the outstanding mountain biker in the UK. I think the sport needs someone like Liam still riding.

'The young kids need to go and do the national points series and race Liam Killeen and see what the standard is.

'He's an incredible athlete, he's shown on an international stage that he can ride with the very best.

'Liam's next big effort for the sport will be to act as a target for these youngsters. Hopefully they'll come through and challenge him for Rio.

'Whether he goes that far I don't know, but we still need the likes of Liam in our sport.'

Podium places: Silver medalist Nino Schurter of Switzerland (left), gold medalist Jaroslav Kulhavy of Czech Republic (centre) and bronze medalist Marco Aurelio Fontana of Italy (right)

Podium places: Silver medalist Nino Schurter of Switzerland (left), gold medalist Jaroslav Kulhavy of Czech Republic (centre) and bronze medalist Marco Aurelio Fontana of Italy (right)

It can be a challenge to break through at international level, but Parker believes the development of Annie Last, the 21-year-old from Derbyshire who was eighth in the women's race, proves progress is being made.

'I don't think there's any reason why a youngster going into mountain bike can't succeed at the highest level,' Parker added.

Killeen was not the only abandonment as Kulhavy won in a sprint finish from Switzerland's Nino Schurter, with Italy's Marco Fontana third.

Julien Absalon, the champion in 2004 and 2008, withdrew after falling down the field as a result of a puncture.

Germany's Robert Forstemann, who entered the mountain bike event to exploit a loophole and take a place on the velodrome track, did not even start the race.

His team-mate Manuel Fumic, who finished seventh, said: 'He's a track guy. I don't think he is able to ride a mountain bike.'