Ben Brooks was conscious and breathing on his own Friday night, a marked improvement for the Team Type 1 rider who was critically hurt in a crash on Wednesday’s opening stage of the Bend Memorial Clinic Cascade Cycling Classic.
“Ben still has a long ways to go, but he is making great progress,” Team Type 1 Sport Director Ed Beamon said.
Brooks was traveling at more than 30 miles an hour when his front wheel got caught in a cattle guard that crossed the race course. The 29-year-old Australian was thrown from his bike and knocked unconscious for several minutes.
More information on how to leave a get well message to Brooks at Team Type 1 site.