Dygert-Owen withdraws from US championships to recover from concussion

ChloĆ© Dygert-Owen (Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air) has withdrawn from the upcoming USA Cycling Professional Road Championships because she is still recovering from injuries, including a concussion, sustained in a crash at the Amgen Women’s Race in May.

Dygert-Owen, a two-time current world champion in the Team Pursuit and Individual Pursuit, placed fourth in the time trial at the UCI Road World Championships in 2017. She was a favourite for the time trial event at the national championships held on June 21 in Knoxville, Tennessee, where the elite women will race two laps of the Oak Ridge circuit, totalling 22.8km.

“It’s been a tough few weeks since my accident at Amgen Tour of California where I suffered a concussion. The good news is I am back outside on my bike after three trying weeks of testing my patience and allowing my body to heal,” Dygert-Owen said.

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“The bad news, however is I won’t be able to compete at US Nationals in two-week’s time. Although I will miss being at Nationals it is great being back on the bike and I look forward to competing at the UCI Chrono Kristin Armstrong in mid-July in Boise, Idaho.

“From there I will continue to focus on the World Championships in hopes that I am selected to be part of Team USA. I look forward to seeing everyone on the road.”

She had a strong early season racing on the road with Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air, earning two stage wins at the Tour of the Gila, in the stage 2 road race to Fort Bayard and the stage 3 time trial in Tyrone. She was also second in a stage at the Joe Martin Stage Race and finished sixth overall.

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