By VeloNews Interactive
Seven days after crashing his bike while trying to avoid an oncoming car, Fred Mengoni was listed in stable condition at St. Mary’s Hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida.
In the accident, which happened January 11, Mengoni broke his pelvis and several ribs, and suffered a severe concussion. At the time of this report, Mengoni was on a respirator in the intensive care unit.
The 77-year-old New York City resident is considered one of American cycling’s greatest patrons. Some of the riders he’s helped develop include Lance Armstrong, Greg Lemond, George Hincapie, Steve Bauer, Mike McCarthy and Leonard Nitz. Mengoni is also the sponsor for the GS Mengoni Gran Prix, held annually in New York City.
Mengoni rides daily, and is regularly seen in Central Park, or out on Route 9W.
Cards (no flowers allowed in ICU) can be sent to:
St. Mary’s Hospital
901 45th Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33407