Defending champion Chloe Dygert (USA) crashed in the final stretch of the 31.7K individual time trial. She went over a guard rail, and down a steep embankment. The medical team quickly responded and treated Dygert before she was transported to a hospital in Imola, Italy.
Anna van der Breggen (Netherlands) went on to take the championship, finishing in 40 minutes, 20 seconds. She beat Marlen Reusser (Switzerland) by 15 seconds, and Ellen van Dijk (Netherlands) by 31 seconds.
Dygert underwent surgery for serious laceration to her left quadricep. Her father later reported to the Indy Star newspaper that a ligament had been “severed or severely damaged.” Many believe if anyone can comeback from a potentially career-ending injury such as this, Dygert can.
Editor’s note: We wish Chloe Dygert a full recovery and we are looking forward to seeing her back on the bike!
Read the race recap at CyclingNews.com.
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