Banged-up Gurney battles to finish

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Queenstown-based multisport legend Steve Gurney never quits – not even after going to hospital mid-race with suspected broken bones.
 
The nine-time Coast to Coast winner had a nasty crash in the Queenstown’s Bike Festival’s Tour de Wakatipu on Saturday and was taken to Lakes District Hospital for X-rays. 

But it didn’t stop a banged-up Gurney getting back in the saddle within hours of smashing his body and bike to finish the event.

Gurney rode the remaining 20 kilometres of the 45km elite race and finished – long after all the other competitors had gone home. 

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