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Duggan update

By:
Mark Zalewski, North American Editor in Braselton, Georgia
Published:
April 25, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:28 BST
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Latest Cycling News, April 25, 2008

Slipstream's Timmy Duggan, who crashed on stage is having increased swelling and bleeding in his...

Slipstream's Timmy Duggan, who crashed on stage is having increased swelling and bleeding in his brain, according to good friend Ian MacGregor of Team Type 1. "Nothing to be too worried about, but they will continue to keep a close eye on him."

Thursday morning he reported that Duggan was awake for a while and that his short-term memory is slowly returning. "Apparently, he kept waking up and asking how he crashed during his ski race, but it's been six or seven years since his last ski race," MacGregor wrote on the website he shares with Duggan, justgoharder.com.

Meanwhile, Slipstream won the team time trial in the Tour de Georgia. Team manager Jonathan Vaughters said that he had picked Duggan for the race because of his excellent time trial abilities. "So when he wasn't able to compete today, the whole team was a bit demoralized. But sometimes good things come out of bad. I think the guys really did something extra today to give Timmy a little something special to help in his recovery," he said.

Vaughters concluded, "Usually, this team is all about the team, and not about the individual. We proved that today. But today, we'll make an exception. Today was all about Timmy!"

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