Aspen 'crosser Thomas Hayles I was told this AM was in an incredibly bad crash at the Salida State Road Championships last weekend and unfortunately sustained serious injuries. I know very little at this stage a week later but know he's in a Denver hospital recovering after being airlifted there for specific treatment.
Tom was one of the first Americans to go overseas and race competitively and learned the ins and outs....bringing a lot of that knowledge back to the US winning nationals championships in 'cross over the years in his age group. He's here right behind me in Gunnison a season or two ago.
Keep him in your thoughts. Crossers are tough as shit.