On Sunday, a hiker in New Hampshire fell into a crevasse on Mount Washington's Tuckerman Ravine and is believed to have died. Norman Priebatsch, who is in his late 60's, was hiking with three people on the Tuckerman Ravine headwall when he tripped, sliding down a slope and falling into a deep crevasse. Rescue crews lowered a Forest Service Snow Ranger about 50 feet into the crevasse, which was filled with hanging ice, undermined snow, and running water. Visibility was restricted and crews were... Read More
American cyclist Levi Leipheimer was hit by a car while on a training ride Sunday in Spain. He did not break any bones but was treated for a swollen and painful leg. The crash prompted Leipheimer to withdraw from the Tour of Basque Country. His return date to cycling is still unknown. Also on Sunday, track cyclist Shane Perkins was hit by a car while riding in Melbourne. Perkins will still compete in the track cycling world championships beginning Wednesday.
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Julia Mancuso won in giant slalom on Saturday at Winter Park, Colorado, taking her second U.S. championship in two days and her fifteenth career national title. Mancuso was nearly half a second faster than Mikaela Shiffrin, who claimed her own U.S. title in slalom on Wednesday. Mancuso finished the World Cup season ranked fourth in overall standings and second in giant slalom behind Lindsey Vonn. Vonn missed a gate on Saturday and later revealed that she has been struggling with knee pain. She... Read More
The 2012 Tour of Flanders saw Belgian rider Tom Boonen take his third-career win as pre-race favorite Fabian Cancellara fractured his collarbone in four places in a crash. Cancellara, the reigning Olympic time trial champion, hit a water bottle and underwent surgery Monday. GreenEdge rider Sebastian Langeveld is also scheduled for surgery today after a high-speed collision with a spectator. The spectator did not appear to be injured. American George Hincapie also established a new record for m... Read More
On Saturday, self-proclaimed "viking" sailor Jarle Andhoy and his crew on the yacht Nilaya were detained by Chilean authorities as he returned from an illegal voyage to the Antarctic. All crew members were reportedly alive and well after they were taken into custody for giving a false name for the yacht over the radio. Crew members on the Nilaya had not been heard from since mid-March, when the yacht's boom had snapped and the ship was reportedly running out of supplies. Andhoy failed to obtai... Read More