Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 30, 2016

Today’s CT Daily News Digest: Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 and 9150 – Everything to know; Your guide to the 2016 Giro Rosa, women’s cycling’s biggest tour; BikeExchange steps up as new naming sponsor for ‘Orica-BikeExchange’; Twenty and thwarted: Why a world champion left pro cycling after just one season; Varnish will not appeal non-selection for Rio; Carmen Small requesting arbitration over Rio team omission; Bouhanni out of Tour de France; Vansummeren retires due to heart problem; Contador, Sagan lead Tinkoff Tour de France team; Whitten comes back from crash to win Canadian TT title; Rise – Inside Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka #8

Whitten comes back from crash to win Canadian TT title

by CyclingTips

Canadian Tara Whitten suffered a bad crash last March while previewing the Olympic road course in Rio, resulting in a fractured skull. However, she has since recovered and yesterday took the win in the national time trial championship.

Even though she had to wear a neck brace for months, she continued to ride the trainer to stay competitive in hopes to contend for Olympic selection.

“I had this incredible support system,” she told the National Post. “And I just had to take things day by day and just see what I could do.”

Whitten’s win will give her a strong claim on a spot for the Rio Olympics.

“I was pretty nervous about having not raced this season and knowing that this is actually the only race that I would have before the Olympic selection. I didn’t know how much I could expect of myself. But the reason I came back to racing is that I love it. I thought, ‘I love racing on my bike, so I just have to go out and do what I can do.'”

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