AIS Women's Squad, ABC TV 8pm Mon 20 Feb

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    I copied this from aus.bicycle (thanks Donga):

    AIS Women's Squad, ABC TV 8pm Mon 20 Feb
    One Perfect Day
    ABC Monday 20 Feb, 8pm
    Next on Australian Story, Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) women's
    cycling coach Warren McDonald talks for the first time about the crash
    which killed one of his team members and injured five others.

    McDonald was driving the team's backup vehicle about 80 metres behind
    the cyclists and witnessed the moment they were struck by an
    out-of-control car in south-eastern Germany last July.

    Finding one rider - Amy Gillett - already dead, and the others
    injured or unconscious, he faced the dilemma of who to help first?

    "It's the hardest decision you have to make, to survey the scene
    and decide what to do," he told Australian Story.

    "That's a decision which lives with me for the rest of my life."

    McDonald reveals that the accident has had a devastating impact on his
    own emotional health. As a coach, he feels guilty that one member of
    the team under his care did not return from the trip, and he sometimes
    wishes the car had struck him instead.

    The injured riders also give detailed recollections about the crash to
    the program, which has been following their progress through
    rehabilitation for the last five months.

    Warren McDonald says he will have some tough decisions to make if some
    of them are unable to fully recover, with a new batch of riders
    knocking on the door for a place in the AIS team.
     
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