The cycling competition of the Golden Olympics sent two competitors to the hospital Wednesday.
Vicki Pilgrim with the Wellston Center in Warner Robins says two Olympians were injured during the cycling competition, which is being held in Grovania, south of Perry.
Corporal Sean Alexander with the Houston County Sheriff's Department was working the event. He says 74 year old Charles Fetzer and 70 year old John Mikkowen crashed into each other right at the bottom of the hill on Pitts Road.
Alexander says both men are from North Carolina and are professional cyclists. Both men had road rash and hip injuries, although neither of them broke their hip.
Fetzer had a head injury so medical personnel took him to the Medical Center in Macon. Mikkowen was treated at Houston Healthcare for hip and shoulder injuries.
Corporal Alexander estimated the cyclists' speed to be about 30 miles an hour at the time of the crash.
The games bring thousands of competitors, ages 50 and over, to Warner Robins for four days of competition.