Second world time trial title for Chloe Dygert

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Second world time trial title for Chloe Dygert

Chloe Dygert of the United States became world time trial champion in the elite category at the World Cycling Championships in Scotland.

Already a rainbow winner in 2019, Dygert succeeds Dutchwoman Ellen van Dijk, a two-time defending champion but absent this year because she is pregnant. The 26-year-old native of Brownsburg, Indiana, on the 36.2-kilometer course was just 6 seconds ahead of Australian Grace Brown and 1’13” ahead of Austrian Christina Schweinberger.

Switzerland’s Marlen Reusser, heralded as the leading candidate for gold after her second-place finishes in 2020 and 2021 and her third last year, gave up after about 20 kilometers following a crash in the mixed relay where Switzerland took gold. Reusser sat in tears in a ditch consoled by a member of her team.

For Dygert, it is a day of rebirth after the very serious injury she suffered to her left leg from a fall in the 2020 world road race. Far behind were the Italian women riders: twenty-fourth at 3’41” Alessia Vigilia, thirty-second at 4’17” Vittoria Guazzini.

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