American Meredith Miller is out of the Mecure Geelong team in this year's Jayco Bay Classic, which starts on January 5, after hitting a car while out training. Meredith was descending a hill when a car U-turned in front of her. Rather than T-boning the car, she managed to swerve and struck the car side on.
With her arm in a cast, torn thumb ligaments, severely bruised ribs and superficial wounds, she won't be able to race this year's Bay Crits but has expressed her desire to race next year. "I've been wanting to race in the series, its getting bigger and bigger each year. I read the reports on Cyclingnews and with the quality of the Aussie girls, it's very competitive racing," said the Californian, who races in Europe with the S.A.T.S. cycling team.
The Bay Crits were part of Miller's preparations for the Geelong Women's World Cup that will hopefully see her join American road cyclist of the year, Tina Pic, in the Lloyd Morgan Recruitment team.