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by Mark Zalewski
December 20, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Brailsford finally discloses nature of 2011 Sky mystery package for Wiggins, yet questions linger; Zwift Academy rider Leah Thorvilson wins Canyon-SRAM contract; Elite racer turned orthopedic surgeon to conduct extensive concussion and injury study among pro, amateur cyclists; Vansummeren on life after racing; Funvic Soul Cycles-Carrefour team suspended for multiple doping positives; MPCC sponsors call for additional commitment to fighting other kinds of cheating; American Owen to skip cyclocross to focus on road; Young Aussie champion Alex Morgan steps away from cycling; Team Sky dines on Norwegian salmon prize at camp; Backlash over New Zealand brewery’s ad promotion with Lance Armstrong; British track sprinter Williamson to return after serious crash; Documentary: ‘From the South UP.’
British track sprinter Victoria Williamson will be returning to training this January, a year after she crashed at the Rotterdam Six Day that resulted in a broken neck, fractured vertebrae and a dislocated pelvis.
Victoria Williamson (GBR) is treated after a crash during day 3 of the Zesdaagse Rotterdam.
“It’s definitely a relief that I’m going to be able to train again. It was sort of getting to the point where if I leave it much longer I don’t really know if I’m ever going to be able to get back,” she told Cycling Weekly.
Williamson collided with Dutch rider Elis Ligtlee during a sprint round. As a result of the crash the race organiser cancelled the remainder of the evening’s events. Ligtlee was also taken to hospital but was released without serious injuries.
While she considers herself very lucky, the road back to competition will be tough, as she will be starting from scratch.
“The initial thing is gaining strength again,” she continued. “I’ll probably do road bike sessions on the treadmill, I can’t really go on the road yet because of the bumps and surfaces, they need to keep me on the smooth surface.”
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