Sunday, July 27, 2008

Tinker Juarez Withdraws from Race

2007 World 24 Hour Solo Champion, Tinker Juarez withdrew from the 2008 World 24 Hour Solo Championships. Mud from the course impaired Tinker's vision. Medical staff flushed his eye and recommended a cautionary visit to the Canmore Hospital. At the time of the incident, Tinker was leading the Elite men's category.

4 comments:

Downey crew said...

Just got off the phone with Tinker - he is OK. But he still can't see well. He said it is very blurry and he could not see the course. It is really tough, bumpy, and the rain made it very dangerous, especially without being able to see where to go. Tinker is very disappointed and wishes the rest of the racers a safe and happy event.

Bruce said...

Vision and mtb racing? What a novel concept. Unlucky that, Tinker. I ran a stick into my eye orbital last weekend riding in PA. I can empathize...

Bob the Builder said...

US athletes just need to HTFU!

ernie negrete said...

whats up with bob the builder comment?????We hope you are doing well tinker!cheering you on in kingman,az