Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

August 14, 2017

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Tom Dumoulin wins the BinckBank Tour; Lotta Lepistö and Boels-Dolmans take wins on Vårgårda weekend; Dylan Teuns secures overall victory at the Arctic Race of Norway; Manuel Senni wins the Colorado Classic, Mihkel Raim claims the final stage; Bennett doubles up at the Czech Cycling Tour, Cerny scoops overall; Thibaut Pinot wins the Tour de l’Ain; Philippe Gilbert extends his contract with QuickStep Floors; Lars Boom fined for BinckBank Tour celebration; Jakob Fuglsang’s bad luck continues with broken collarbone; Georgia Baker back to training soon after heart surgery; Cyclist dies following a collision south-east of Melbourne; How to get pedestrians out of the bike lane.

Georgia Baker back to training soon after heart surgery

by Matt de Neef

Aussie track and road racer Georgia Baker has undergone surgery to address a heart condition that forced the Rio Olympian out of the Women’s Tour of Britain in June.

Doctors were reportedly able to fix Baker’s supraventricular tachycardia last week, and the 22-year-old won’t have to spend too much time away from the bike.

“It was a bit nerve wrecking heading into the surgery because there was always that uncertainty of whether they would be able to find the SVT,” Baker told the Sunday Tasmanian. “I was born with it, which I didn’t realise until after the operation, but it is something which is hereditary.

“But it shouldn’t have been the reason as why dad passed away, as I have been told that what I have isn’t a life-threatening condition, and you only need to get it fixed if it is inhibiting you in an athletic way.”

Baker’s father Patrick died from a heart attack in May 2015, aged just 44.

Follow the link to read more at the Mercury.

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