Fund for US Official Injured During Cyclo-Cross Event Established
USA Cycling official Harry Lam was seriously injured during a cyclo-cross even last Saturday in Massachusetts, and is facing a long recovery. Lam was hit by a rider on accident while he was sprinting for the finish line, leaving Lam with a broken nose and head injury. He went into a medically induced coma for 24 hours, but was cleared for release from the hospital on Thursday. He will stay in Virginia with his extended family before he can leave to his home in Salt Lake City, Utah. Lam’s friend and fellow official, Randy Shafer, says “there are a lot of difficulties ahead for Harry and his family, between medical expenses, separation from the family, no work, etc. The New England Bicycle Racing Association (NEBRA) and other officials around the country have been working to set up a fund to assist Harry and his family. Today, NEBRA has worked with BikeReg.com to set up a donation fund for Harry, his family and medical expenses. Let’s give generously and get him back up, home and working again!” Check out the Harry Lam fund Web site for more details.