Slipstream's Timmy Duggan is finally home again, following his serious crash in the third stage of the Tour de Georgia. He suffered head injuries, as well as a broken collarbone and scapula.
The 25 year-old was released from the hospital April 28th and stayed in the Atlanta area until he was able to fly back to his home in Boulder, Colorado, on May 4. "I only raced three days at the Tour of Georgia but managed to extend my stay by an extra four days over my team-mates, who did the whole race," he wrote lightheartedly on his website, justgoharder.com. "I crashed on the third stage and promptly hitched an ambulance ride to Athens, where I hung out at the hospital for a few days and then at a hotel in Athens for another few days, until I was fit for travel."
In a more serious vein, he noted, "Dealing with travel and airports requires all my energy, believe me. I was lucky enough to have some guests take care of me in Athens. Upon hearing of my crash, my wife and my parents both hopped on a plane to Georgia to hang out with me for a few days, until I could return home. Once the race finished, one of our rock star soigneurs hung out with us in Athens for a while as well, waiting for one of our team cars to be worked on. In the meantime I slept most of the day."
His immediate plans are "for a week of sleeping and doctor's appointments. I feel well, although I'm definitely done taking pain medication…that stuff makes me feel terrible. I can barely get off the couch. I'll take some pain, at least I'll feel alive again!" (SW)