By VeloNews Interactive
Two days after being involved in a crash that left him with a broken pelvis and a broken clavicle, US Postal Service rider Dylan Casey is on his way back to America.
Casey, who was originally taken to a hospital in Hazebrouck, France, will be transferred to Paris today via ambulance with a personal nurse attending to his injuries. From Paris, Casey will fly direct to San Francisco where he will be taken to the Stanford University Medical Center to be examined by specialists.
The crash happened at the conclusion of the opening stage of the Four Days of Dunkirk. At the end of the 164.8km stage, Casey rode into the sound man from French television Channel 3 – who was standing was the middle of the road – at near full speed.
“I spoke with Dylan briefly and although he was in considerable pain, he seemed to be in relatively good spirits,” said Casey’s agent Clay Young. “Dylan is looking at some extensive time in rehabilitation but we fully expect him to return.”