The Commerce Bank Triple Crown is a major goal of most domestic American professional squads, and the Jittery Joe's team is no different. But the opening race in Allentown didn't go the way of Cyclingnews diarist Trent 'Willo' Wilson. The nearly 200-strong field was heading into the feed zone midway through Tuesday's race when a typical touch of wheels caused riders to hit the brakes, as Wilson described, "Next thing i know i was flying over the top of Doug Ollerenshaw".
Rock Racing's Ollerenshaw and Wilson had to abandon the race, but for Wilson, the fall resulted in a broken wrist which puts a big damper on his season's peak. "I am absolutely devastated, I have based my whole season around the next two weeks. I have a broken hand and possibly a broken wrist, I have a cast on of course, but still have movement in my fingers."
All is not lost, as the hardy Australian will recover from the injury and then try to get back on the bike and use his hard-earned form this weekend. "I will have to sit out Thursday's race in Reading, but hope to take the line at Philly," said Wilson. "I have trained too hard to just go home, so I will try and battle on."
His plans also include the upcoming stage race in Canada, which starts June 10th. "Tour De Beauce worries me because of the rough roads, so I will have to see how the hand holds up, but hope to take the start. My goals may have to be changed from trying to win the race, to a more domestique roll; we'll wait and see.