On the same weekend that Team Type 1 was celebrating Ian MacGregor's victory at the Colorado State Road Race Championship, Jesse Anthony became the squad's fourth rider to break his wrist this season.
In Milwaukee, Anthony was setting up for the field sprint Saturday night on the final lap of The Great Downer Avenue Bike Race when a racer went down in front of him. The collision broke the scaphoid bone in Anthony's right wrist and left him with severe road rash on his right side.
"I flipped over the handlebars and was also hit by a few riders from behind while I was lying on the ground," Anthony said. "It was certainly the worst crash I have ever been involved in."
Already this season, three other riders from Team Type 1 have suffered broken bones in their hand or wrist: Matt Wilson, Daniel Holt and Shawn Milne.
Anthony's injury only adds to the frustration the 23 year-old has been feeling after an Achilles heel injury sidelined him for the first half of the year.
"I'm learning to exercise a lot of patience, which has always been a tough thing for me," he said. "I know that everything happens for a reason and I'm just going to try to make the most out of this situation." Anthony will get the chance to exercise his patience for the next six to eight weeks while he is out of competition.
On the other hand, MacGregor's win came in a sprint at the end of the 87-mile (140km) Colorado championship race. He was part of a select group of eight riders coming into the finish. He defeated Blake Caldwell (Team Garmin-Chipotle) and Brad White (Successfulliving.com).