2005 24 hours of Adrenaline World Solo Champion Craig Gordon was injured just hours before travelling to the Australian 24 hour Championships in Canberra to race last weekend. The 34 year-old Cannondale racer was hit by a car on a corner just metres from his work car park.
"I had the car packed and was just loosening up my legs," Gordon explained. "A Honda came around the corner a bit wide and I ended up rolling over it."
"I kept thinking I'm going to race," he said. However after receiving medical attention he was told he would not be able to race. "When I couldn't lift my arm because of my shoulder, I finally realized it was not going to happen."
James Meadley was picked to replace Gordon on his four person team. Meadley recently won the Tour of Hong Kong but has mountain biking experience; his team won the 24 hours of Adrenaline World Championship in California just last month.