Wilson was training last Wednesday on the Pacific Coast Highway with Toyota-United’s Heath Blackgrove
and Hilton Clarke when a slow-speed crash occurred.
“We were coming up to an intersection and I didn’t see the guy in front of me stop and my
bike went straight into him,” Wilson said. “It was a stupid nothing crash. I hit the ground at a bad angle and
just broke it.”
Wilson will undergo surgery on his right wrist Tuesday. Once the swelling goes down, the 29-year-old
hopes to get back on the bike, riding on a trainer.
“It was a huge disappointment for me,” Wilson said. “My training was going well and
I was looking forward to San Dimas and Redlands and doing something straight off.”
In January, Wilson won a stage of the Jayco Bay Cycling Classic in Australia on the way to a sixth place
finish overall. Last month, he finished 10th at the Tour of Langkawi while helping Team Type 1 to a runner-up placing on the
“We were pretty excited about the performance of the team in Malaysia and Taiwan and were looking
forward to having some more good results,” Team Type 1 Sport Director Ed Beamon said. “So not having Matt for
San Dimas and Redlands is a bit of a stunner.
“But we’re hoping to have him back for the Tour de Georgia. If he can at least manage the
pain, he should be good and definitely be a factor for Georgia.”
Wilson knows a thing or two about speedy recoveries. In 2006, he broke his hand, his collarbone and his
back in separate incidents.
“I was down in the dumps for a couple days about this injury, but now I’m focusing on what
I have to do to come back,” he said.