Three cyclists were injured when they crashed due to a bottleneck during New York City’s annual Five Boro Bike Tour on Sunday.

The local police said the cyclists were injured around 10 am at the southbound lane at East 71st Street on the FDR Drive in Manhattan.

The injured participants who are suffering minors injuries are now being treated for their wounds at the Cornell and Bellevue hospitals.

Usually, the FDR, Verrazzano Bridge, and a portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway are all closed to car traffic for the annual ride, which has only 20,000 participants this year due to COVID-19.

During the pre-pandemic time, the annual race usually gathers 32,000 participants.

Last year, the 40-mile ride did not happen in 2020 for the first time since it began in 1977 due to COVID-19.

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