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….
French sprinter Mickael Bourgain, bronze medalist in the sprint at the Beijing Olympic Games, will be forced to miss the next two UCI Track World Cups due to an injury received this week at the Six Day event in Grenoble. Bourgain had fallen during a match sprint against Gregory Bauge on Monday at the Professional Sprint series. Mickael ended up with a type 3 shoulder separation, but he won’t need surgery. Of the injury, Bourgain says;
“I will be immobilised for two weeks in a sling and then we’ll see how the bump has changed, but apparently this could be lengthy. It could be four to six weeks before I can pull on the handlebars. The World Cups in Cali and Melbourne are not worth thinking about. I hope to race the final in Beijing. We’ll see if I am ready in time.”
Bourgain will undergo further examinations…