Dale Stetina expected to leave hospital today

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US Bicycling Hall of Fame and former Olympic cyclists Dale Stetina is expected to leave the hospital Monday, four months after nearly losing his life in a crash during a ride in August.

Stetina was riding in Colorado when an SUV pulled out in front of the group he was riding with. While no riders struck the vehicle, Stetina was critically injured when he crashed while avoiding it. Having spent the past months in Craig Hospital in Eaglewood, Colo., his daughter posted on a blog this week that he is expected to soon fly to Omaha, Neb., to begin rehabilitation at QLI, a post-hospital facility that specializes in brain and spinal cord injury rehab.

“Dad compares it to being at the Olympic Training Center down in Colorado Springs training for the big event – being independent at home,” his daughter Kate wrote.

If Stetina’s name sounds familiar, it should. His son Peter is a professional cyclist and his brother Wayne is also a former Olympic cyclist and the current vice president of Shimano USA.

Follow along with his progress on his Twitter feed.

Get well soon, Dale.

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