: Can somebody please post details of what happened. I just heard that he
: was struck by another rider after he fell. Was anyone there who could
As reported in the current Cycle News, Rodney hit a bump on lap 18 and was
thrown against the outside wall. He bounced back onto the track and was
struck in the neck area by another rider. He had no pulse when the medics
got to him. They re-established pulse and transported, but he was
brain-dead later that evening. After his family arrived the next morning,
life support was stopped and Rodney passed away.
I still recall his great ride at Lima in 1993 - a close second place to
Ricky Graham. Ricky caught fire to win the next 5 in a row, and I hoped
Rodney would soon get his first National win.
Steve Tippett - 91 Suzuki Katana GSX600F STip...@Freenet.Columbus.OH.US