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Fund for US official injured at cyclo-cross race established

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Cycling News
Published:
November 13, 2009, 19:46 GMT,
Updated:
November 13, 2009, 19:59 GMT
Edition:
First Cyclo-cross news & racing round-up, Thursday, November 19, 2009
The elite men's field charges off the start line.

The elite men's field charges off the start line.

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Lam faces lengthy recovery after being hit by rider in sprint

USA Cycling Official Harry Lam is facing a long recovery after being severely injured at a cyclo-cross event last Saturday in Massachusetts. Lam was accidentally struck by a rider sprinting to the finish line and suffered a broken nose and a head injury.

Lam spent 24 hours in a medically-induced coma, but improved enough to be released from the hospital on Thursday. He will be taken to Virginia where he has extended family as it will be weeks before he is cleared to fly to his Salt Lake City, Utah home.

"There are a lot of difficulties ahead for Harry and his family, between medical expenses, separation from the family, no work, etc," said fellow official Randy Shafer.

"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!"

For more details, see the Harry Lam fund Bikereg.com page.

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