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by Mark Zalewski
May 28, 2016
In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Oh, the drama! Nibali takes stage win, Kruijswijk crashes, plummets to third overall as Chaves moves into pink at Giro d’Italia; Devenyns wins stage and takes Baloise Belgium Tour lead; Two years after devastating injury, Taylor Phinney wins US national time trial championship; Carmen Small wins US time trial championship; Grzegorz Stepniak wins first stage of Tour of Estonia; Kimmage loses libel case to Verbruggen; Pendleton speaks out about corrosive British Cycling culture; Sky to continue sponsorships of cycling; Armitstead admits difficulty in overcoming past crashes; Chaves finds challenges come with the Maglia Rosa; Orica-GreenEdge Backstage Pass, Giro stage 18; Women’s Amgen Tour of California onboard highlights
World champion and Olympic silver medalist Lizzie Armitstead said she has found it difficult to overcome past crashes and find the confidence to keep riding, including at the upcoming Rio Olympics.
Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) wins the Trofeo Alfredo Binda; her second UCIWWT win and the third one for the team,
“It has been very difficult to get over them but I’m a great believer in the fact life is for living and you can’t wrap yourself up in cotton wool,” she told the Mirror.
Her past crashes have included concussions and whiplash.
“It has been difficult to get back on the saddle, particularly after getting whiplash and concussion, but it’s just about understanding that sometimes it’s ok to say: ‘I don’t want to get back on my bike for week’.”
Armitstead has three wins on the UCI Women’s WorldTour so far this season and will lead the British team in the road race in Rio.
Click through to read more at The Mirror.