By Mikkeli Godfree
Reigning Australian solo 24 hour MTB champion, Tory Thomas, is in hospital with a badly broken pelvis after being hit by a car on Wednesday evening whilst riding home from work. Doctors will operate today [Friday] but it won't be known whether or not Thomas will be able to ride again for quite some time.
Thomas' accident is the second road-related incident to upset the mountain bike community in Victoria in recent times with Dan Van Der Ploeg currently making a slow recovery after being hit by a car while out training near Mount Beauty several months ago.
Thomas, who recently took fourth in the national cross country championships in Eildon, had set her sights on the world solo 24-hour MTB championships later this year but this injury may put an end to her racing career.