Update: 25th April 2014
Levi Moody was yesterday transferred by a private ambulance from Hasselt to St James’ Hospital, Leeds as a safety precaution where he will receive further tests. Levi remains in a stable and upbeat condition, although it is vital that a full evaluation is carried out to ensure rider welfare.
Everyone at HARIBO Beacon would like formally to thank Healthcare Management Trust and St Hughs Hospital for their assistance in repatriating Levi.
20th April 2014
Levi Moody collapsed after completing the prologue of Ster van Zuid Limberg but is now stable and recovering in hospital.
After completing yesterdays 7.9km prologue Levi was cooling down on the rollers when he collapsed and required emergency first aid. CPR was delivered until an ambulance arrived at the scene and a defribillator was used to resuscitate him, before being transported to Hasselt Hospital, Belgium.
The 18 year old rider from Halifax who will undergo further monitoring in Belgium has been joined by family before being transferred to St James’ in Leeds for further examination next week.
Levi had returned to racing within the last month after illness during the off season and placed 2nd in the Trefeo Montuiri in Mallorca before helping the team to their first two victories in the British National Junior Series.
We would like to extend sincere thanks to acting HARIBO Beacon DS, Matt Jones and the race medics who acted quickly in the situation to provide emergency CPR. And also the race organisation have also been extremely supportive of the team competing overseas. Levi is know fully conscious and extends his appreciation for the messages of support received.
The remaining 5 riders completed the prologue and continue in the race with todays 130km stage ahead of the 3rd and final stage tomorrow over 120km.
We will update further rider progress here as appropriate.