American pro Chad Haga has continued to make light of being hospitalised after a car collided with the Giant-Alpecin team during a training ride in Spain on Saturday.
The 27-year-old Texan has made a stream of humorous comments about the everyday challenges he faces due to his injuries and his extended stay in hospital, proving the nasty experience has not dampened his spirits.
Haga was the most seriously injured of the six riders injured in the incident, and was air-lifted to hospital with injuries to his neck, shin and a fractured eye socket. He was awaiting surgery on the eye socket, but said on Wednesday that he may now not require a surgical procedure.
A 73-year-old British woman has been charged by Alicante police in relation to the incident.
Haga has been joined in Spain by his fiancée Kate, who is helping with his rehabilitation.
Haga’s spirit in the wake of an incident that has shocked and horrified the international cycling community is something to be admired.