Ewan, Wiasak take nationals wins, road race to be shortened: Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

January 4, 2018

Caleb Ewan wins his third-straight Australian criterium title; Rebecca Wiasak wins 2018 Australian women’s criterium title; Australian road race championships to be shortened; EF Education First begins season with ‘obvious areas of excitement’; Buchanan recovering from fractures after vehicle accident; Memorial ride on Thursday for Jason Lowndes; Video: Peter Sagan – Cycling Motivation: Ready for 2018; Video: Passo del Mortirolo (Mazzo) – Cycling Inspiration & Education

Buchanan recovering from fractures after vehicle accident

by VeloClub

Multiple BMX and mountain bike world champion Caroline Buchanan is facing a setback after a near-disastrous vehicle accident on Saturday. The 27-year-old Australian rider has been in hospital since, but is making good progess.

“Buchanan was with a friend in an off-road vehicle on private property outside Canberra when the accident happened on Saturday afternoon,” said Cycling Australia.

“The family has confirmed that Caroline is in good spirits and that everything has been moving in a positive direction since confirmation of her injuries (broken sternum, broken nose and collapsed lungs). She is expected to make a full recovery and will keep fans updated on her progress via her social media channels.”

Buchanan posted an update on Facebook after the crash and then after having her lung drain tube removed.