USA Cycling’s Official Statement Regarding Dygert’s Condition After Crash at World Championships
September 24, 2020
During the 2020 UCI Elite Women’s Time Trial World Championships, Dygert suffered a horrific crash after the midway point.
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – During the Elite Women’s Time Trial event of the 2020 UCI Road World Championships in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy, 2019 Elite Time Trial World Champion, Chloe Dygert (Brownsburg, Ind.; TWENTY20) suffered a crash during her race. She sustained a laceration to her left leg as a result of the crash.
“We are relieved that this crash was not worse than what it could have been. While this crash is distressing, Chloe is young and a fighter,” said Jim Miller, USA Cycling’s Chief of Sport Performance. “With Chloe’s determination, we know she will be back riding before we know it. For now, we want her to focus on healing.”
Dygert was immediately treated by event medics at the site of the crash. She was transported to a hospital in Bologna, Italy where she was treated by their medical team. She is out of surgery, resting comfortably and is expected to make a full recovery.
Kristin Armstrong, Dygert’s personal coach, sees Dygert coming back from this in even better form, “Chloe is a gifted athlete. She’s had accidents in the past and returned stronger than ever. I have no doubt that this will be the case again.”
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