No one was seriously injured but the event had to be suspended
One of the injured cyclists after being knocked off his bike
A chance accident during the Virgen del Pilar Fiestas in La Campaneta (Orihuela) cycling race on Saturday forced the event to be suspended.
A Guardia Civil motorbike crashed into a car that was parked on the race circuit, causing the motorbike to fall over and starting a chain of cyclists to fall over like dominoes, according to witnesses.
There were no serious injuries and the racers involved in the accident only suffered cuts and bruises.
The race, which had to be cancelled in the end, was supposed to consist of 78 kilometres around six laps of a course starting and finishing in La Campaneta.