KUSA - Dale Stetina, a United States Olympic and national team cyclist, suffered life-threatening injuries Saturday while cycling with a group of friends in Boulder.
At 12:10 p.m., the 57-year-old was heading eastbound on Lefthand Canyon Drive with a group of four to five cyclists. At the same time, a jeep traveling westbound noticed the cyclists and stopped. Colorado State Patrol says Stetina swerved to avoid the jeep and crashed, possibly flying over his handlebars.
He was flown to Boulder Community Hospital with life threatening injuries. His family members say he is in an induced coma after suffering a brain stem injury. Family is currently flying in to be with him.
According to his biography, in 2007 Dale Stetina was inducted into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame. His long list of accolades includes competing in the 1976 Montreal Olympics and winning the Tour of Costa Rica in December 1980.
He was also a National Road Champion and two-time winner of the Coors Classic of Boulder.
No citations have been issued for the crash at this time but the investigation is ongoing.
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