"The United States Olympic Committee today announced that Lucas Euser (Boulder, Colo./UnitedHealthcare) has been selected to receive the Jack Kelly Fair Play Award presented by BP, one of four annual awards that will be presented at a celebratory dinner during the 2014 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly, Sept. 25-26, at the Hilton Chicago. [...]
The Jack Kelly Fair Play Award presented by BP recognizes an athlete, coach or official for an outstanding act of fair play and sportsmanship. Euser made a selfless decision to abandon the 2014 Volkswagen USA Cycling Pro Road National Championships after crashing with his training partner and two-time Olympian Taylor Phinney (Boulder, Colo./BMC Racing Team). Euser walked away from the crash, but Phinney was unable to continue after suffering a double fracture in his left leg. Although they were representing different teams, Euser ended the race to attend to Phinney until medical assistance arrived. Acting with grace under pressure, Euser’s unique act of compassion brought the spirit of friendship to the forefront of a sport typically characterized by fierce competition, especially among rival teams."