Alexis Rhodes conscious and chirpy; Amy Gillett-Safe Foundation launched

Less than one week after the tragic accident in Germany that took the life of Australian cyclist Amy Gillett and put her five team-mates into hospital comes news that one of the most seriously injured riders, Alexis Rhodes, 20, is now conscious and talking.

Due to the severity of their injuries, both Rhodes and Louise Yaxley, 23, were kept heavily sedated by specialists at the German major trauma facility in Jena. Rhodes was the remaining cyclist to be taken off heavy sedation by specialists after Louise Yaxley was also allowed to wake on Saturday.

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