Zabriskie Injured in Training Ride Crash
More bad news for Team US Postal Service
Dave Zabriskie of the US Postal team suffered a broken leg and a broken wrist in a near head-on collision with a car yesterday during a training ride in Salt Lake City. Zabriskie was traveling downhill approximately 30 miles an hour near his Salt Lake City home when he collided with the vehicle, a Nissan Xterra, as it cut him off while attempting to make a turn.
Zabriskie broke his left leg and his left wrist and suffered multiple abrasions throughout his body, including injuries to his fingers. He will have surgery on his leg tomorrow and will also have pins inserted in his wrist. Zabriskie was wearing his helmet at the time of the accident.
Zabriskie recently crashed out of the Tour of Belgium after injuring his wrist in a stage one pileup on Wednesday. Zabriskie then traveled home to Utah in order to recover from that injury and prepare for the upcoming Wachovia Cycling Series, which begins on June 3.