I was so saddened to hear this news. Dale Stetina, age 57, of Boulder Colorado, an icon in American cycling, husband and father to Ann, Kate, Claire and Peter (professional cyclist, age 26, with Garmin transferring to BMC), remains in critical but stable condition at Boulder Community Hospital after a bike crash on Saturday, August 31, 2013 in Lefthand Canyon.
Please read more from the Daily Camera Newspaper: Dale Stetina, two-time Coors Classic winner, remains critical following Lefthand Canyon crash, and VeloNews: Former national champion Dale Stetina in critical condition after Colorado accident
For progress and status of Dale Stetina's recovery, please follow the news from his family at:
For updates on Dale Stetina from the Stetina family, follow: @dalestetina. Prayers for all during this difficult time.Please send your prayers and good thoughts for Dale and his entire family. And follow his progress to show you care.
— Dan Wuori (@dwuori) September 2, 2013
Update 09/02/13: Dale Stetina's condition remains critical, but family encouraged by milestones. By Brittany Anas, Camera Staff Writer.
My photos of the times I was so honored to see and meet Dale Stetina.
|Ron Kiefel driving his friend Dale Stetina (in the backseat of the car) last August over Independence Pass in Colorado. Photo by Karen Rakestraw of Pedal Dancer®|
|The Legends of Boulder Cycling at a Davis Phinney Foundation fundraiser ride in Boulder, 2009. Photo by Karen Rakestraw of Pedal Dancer®|
Update 09/26/13: Dale has transferred to Craig Hospital in Denver, a facility specializing in brain and spinal cord injuries. He will continue his rehabilitation at this inpatient hospital. You may follow along on Dale's care and treatment (and success) by reading his journal (greater detail than the Twitter updates). Please follow at Dale Stetina's Caring Bridge page.
During a lucid moment y'day, told Dale almost 2k follow on twitter just to know how he is. He got teary that so many care about him! ThanksUpdate 02/27/14: Dale Stetina back home in Boulder, 6 months after near-fatal crash, by Daily Camera Boulder News
— dale stetina (@dalestetina) September 23, 2013
Update 05/10/14: Dale made a trip to California to watch his son Peter Stetina (now riding with BMC in 2014) race. Tour of California: Santa Rosa-based cyclist looks to win for his dad, By San Jose Mercury News My Town