INJURED TORY NYHAUG TO MISS UCI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Nyhaug still in hospital after crash in Papendal,
suffering from a ruptured spleen
(Ottawa, ON – May 22, 2012) Canadian BMX rider
Tory Nyhaug of Coquitlam, BC sustained injuries in the
men’s Supercross finals two weeks ago, in Papendal,
Netherlands, while competing at the third UCI BMX Supercross
race of the 2012 season.
As a result of the injuries, Nyhaug has been withdrawn
from the Canadian entry for the upcoming UCI World Championships
to be held in Birmingham, Great Britain.
“Tory is a very resilient and determined individual,
he is an athlete that is targeted for 2016 but if there
is any chance he can be ready for August 2012 there
is no doubt in my mind that Tory, his family and his
team of medical and training experts will pull out all
stops to make the summer of 2012 happen for Tory,”
said Jacques Landry, High Performance Director at the
Canadian Cycling Association.
In the crash that occurred on the third straight of
the Olympic Training Centre BMX track in Papendal, Nyhaug
suffered a ruptured spleen, and has been hospitalized.
Nyhaug remains to this date for observations and continued
The date for Nyhaug’s release from hospitalization
is still undetermined.