De Gendt wins at Romandie, Bronzini in Chongming: Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

April 27, 2018

De Gendt wins stage 2 of the Tour de Romandie; Bronzini wins stage 1 of Tour of Chongming Island; Team Sunweb names riders who will try to help Dumoulin win a second Giro d’Italia; Hansen confirmed for 20th consecutive Grand Tour; Liège-Bastogne-Liège abandons traditional finish; USA Cycling pays tribute to Crowell after her passing; Colorado Classic expands women’s pro race from two stages to four; Video: Scarponi Tribute; Video: Tim Harris and the Cycling Guesthouse; Video: Peter Sagan risks life and limb…well, limb…

USA Cycling pays tribute to Crowell after her passing

by CyclingTips

The passing of former pro rider Jacquelyn Crowell has been mourned by many within the sport, including USA Cycling. The 30-year-old American passed away on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer.

“Today, beloved pro cyclist Jacquelyn Crowell passed away after battling a brain tumour,” wrote USA Cycling via Twitter. “She made a huge impact on the cycling community as well as the fight to cure cancer. She will be greatly missed and we send our deepest sympathies to her friends, family, and teammates.”

Crowell won the US junior time trial championships in 2006 and the under 23 equivalent three years later. After placing fourth overall in the Tour de Bretangne in 2011, she joined Exergy Twenty12 for the 2012 and 2013 seasons, then signed a contract with UnitedHealthcare for 2014.

However in October 2013 she was diagnosed with a glioblastoma after suffering temporary paralysis. Being treated at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University, she underwent surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment. In recent years she taught bike racing to younger riders at the Dick Lane Velodrome.

We extend our sympathies to Jacquelyn’s family, friends and former teammates.

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