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[an error occurred while processing this directive] Thursday, 16 August, 2001, 11:32 GMT 12:32 UK
Obree fears career is over
Graeme Obree broke the world hour record in 1993
Graeme Obree broke the world hour record in 1993
Former cycling world champion Graeme Obree fears he may never ride again as the result of a serious knee injury which has prematurely ended his season.

The 35-year-old was injured when he went over the handlebars of his bike after hitting a concrete block on a night-time training run.

He broke his breast bone, but it is his knee, which was smashed in the accident, which is causing him the greatest concern.

"I don't know what the future holds. I'm still waiting for the results of the testing to come back," he said.

Home-made machine

"The accident happened a few weeks ago and I still can't bend my knee much more than a few degrees. It also means I've no means of transportation now."

Obree had previously announced that he intends to sue West of Scotland Water board, whose workers are alleged to have placed concrete blocks across the road although the white centre line continued straight into the blocks.

The Scot came to prominence in 1993 when he won at the world track championships in Norway on a bike with a bearing salvaged from a washing machine.

In the same year, he broke the one-hour world record by covering 32.95 miles.

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