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2 GranFondo riders remain in hospital

Two cyclists remained hospitalized Sunday after crashing in Saturday's GranFondo bike ride in western Sonoma County.

Kristin Rossi, 43, of Hillsborough and Janet Walker, 40, of Canada both were in stable condition at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, said a nursing supervisor.

A third rider, David Edmiston, 48, also of Canada, was also taken to Memorial Saturday following a crash. But Sunday he wasn't listed as a patient and it was unclear if he had been discharged or transferred to another facility.

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Walker and Edmiston, a couple who'd travelled to Santa Rosa to participate in the ride, were on the 103-mile route when they collided.

Walker lost control and hit her boyfriend, said the CHP. They both fell down an embankment and suffered broken bones.

They were riding at about 1 p.m. on remote King Ridge and Hauser Bridge roads. The spot is about four miles from the coast near Salt Point State Park.

They were flown to the hospital by medical helicopter.

Earlier in the day Rossi also crashed in the same area. She suffered broken bones and was flown to the hospital.

Four riders also were hurt in other crashes, but were believed to have moderate injuries and were transported by ambulance. There names weren't available Sunday.

The annual charity ride involved about 7,500 riders.


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