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Despite Accident Cutters Plan to Race

The Cutter Cycling Team expects to make a run for another IU Little 500 win — despite being involved in a recent training accident involving a car.  Cutter riders Eric Brodell, Eric Young, and Michael Schroeder have been treated for injuries they suffered in the crash Wednesday on State Road 446.  A fourth Cutters rider with the group, Thomas Walsh, was not hit or injured.  The Cutters Cycling Team, depicted in the 1979 cult classic “Breaking Away,” is known for its annual participation in the Indiana University Little 500. The group has won the last four times.  Team member Zack Lusk says morale remains high following the accident.

“The Guys are all motivated,” Lusk said.  “We’ve got a good training plan set up for the year.  Just modify it and tailor it to those guys’ injury needs.”

Lusk says a freshman rider who was struck and injured last week by a car in a separate accident joined the rest of the team and coaching staff to visit Brodell in the hospital.  Lusk expects the group to be competitive at the next Little 500 in mid-April.

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