July 23, 2014 (Glasgow, Scotland) – Canada’s Nic Hamilton, 27, collided at top speed with a female technical marshall while training on the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome on the eve of competition at the Commonwealth Games and suffered a concussion reports the Times Colonist.
Apparently Hamilton was coming out of the corner at full speed when the accident happened – the marshall was there to signal that another team was setting up for a standing start.
Hamilton will be sidelined for at least seven days as a result of the concussion forcing his withdrawal from the track events but he may be able to return for the time trial and road races. He was disoriented but able to walk off the track while the marshall apparently suffered a concussion and a broken collarbone according to the report.
“He would have been travelling at 55 to 60 kilometres an hour,” said Kris Westwood, the high performance manager with Cycling Canada and the team leader in Glasgow. “His symptoms give every indication that he’s going to make a reasonably quick recovery and we’re equally concerned for the official who was injured, and hope she makes a speedy recovery as well.”
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End of day update on Nic Hamilton from Kris Westwood
Nic Hamilton is recovering from the concussion he suffered in his training crash this morning. He is being monitored by Team Canada medical staff and will be able to return to competition no sooner than one week from now. That means he will not race any of the track events. Nic is doing well so far and we will update if anything changes. We have no news on the status of the track official he collided with but wish her well.