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Injured Australians update

By:
Jeff Jones & Shane Stokes
Published:
July 20, 2005, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 20:42 BST
Edition:
Latest Cycling News for July 20, 2005
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South Australian Alexis Rhodes (20) and Louise Yaxley (23) from Tasmania, remain in intensive care...

South Australian Alexis Rhodes (20) and Louise Yaxley (23) from Tasmania, remain in intensive care in a critical but stable condition in a German hospital after being injured yesterday in a tragic accident which claimed the life of their teammate, 29 year old Victorian, Amy Gillett.

Below is the latest update from Germany on the status of the injured riders:

Katie Brown, 21, (NSW) - Remains in a satisfactory condition after major surgery to a leg injury. Doctors continuing to monitor her progress. Her parents Rodney and Lorraine Brown have arrived in Germany and Embassy representatives are escorting them to the hospital. Her brother, Graeme Brown and his wife Hayley along with Katie's boyfriend Mark Renshaw have been in Zeulenroda since yesterday.

Lorian Graham, 27, (QLD) - Remains in a satisfactory condition after surgery. Doctors continuing to monitor her progress. Mother Lorian Graham and sister Desley will arrive in Germany tomorrow afternoon (AEST). Partner Peter Forbes was already in Europe and has travelled to Germany.

Kate Nichols, 20, (NSW) - Remains in a satisfactory condition after surgery to repair major tendon damage in her arm and hand. Parents Kevin and Sylvia were met at the airport by Embassy representatives and are en route to the hospital.

Alexis Rhodes, 20, (SA) - Remains in a critical but stable condition in intensive care. Parents Jenni and Greg Rhodes have arrived in Germany and have been escorted by Australian Embassy representatives to the hospital. Further information on Alexis' condition will only be released with the permission of her parents.

Louise Yaxley, 23, (TAS) - Remains in a critical but stable condition in intensive care. Parents Annette and Brian Yaxley due to arrive early tomorrow morning (0630 AEST). Partner Mark Padget was due to arrive in Germany at 6pm (AEST). He is on the same flight at AIS Director, Peter Fricker and both are being met by Cycling High Performance Director, Shayne Bannan, who will drive them to the hospital.

The driver of the vehicle that crossed onto the wrong side of the road and ploughed into the six cyclists is also in a serious condition in hospital.

Cycling Australia has established an email link for people who wish to send condolence messages to the family of Amy Gillett or to pass on their thoughts and wishes to those injured. Go to Cycling Australia's web site and follow the link on the home page.

Cyclingnews has also published two pages of tributes from cyclists around the world who've been affected by this tragedy. Please see: Amy Gillett: Tributes, Part 1, and More tributes to Amy Gillett, 1976-2005

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