Sundaram Narayanan who was scheduled to participate in the 2018 Race Across America (RAAM), has pulled out of the event.

In a mail received early Saturday (June 9) morning, Sundaram informed that he suffered a crash while training in San Diego, California.

It resulted in a fracture to his left thumb.

“ Hence I withdrew from RAAM 2018,’’ the cyclist from Goa, wrote.

Sundaram was to race in the solo category.

He and his support crew were registered as Team Sundaraam.

When contacted, Dr Pankaj Mhatre, Crew Chief of Team Sundaraam, said that following the cyclist’s injury, they had sought opinion from various doctors.

“ Opinion is that RAAM is not possible for him this year,’’ he said.

 (The author, Shyam G Menon, is a freelance journalist based in Mumbai.)

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