The American Chloé Dygert, a figure of her sport and multiple world champion, starred in a terrible accident at the World Road Championship in Imola, Italy
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The image is creepy. In the defining stage of the individual time trial of the 2020 World Road Championship that took place in Imola, Italy, Chloé Dygert got lost when she was leading the test and starred in a terrible accident. The American cyclist did not take a curve on the track correctly, causing her to lose control of her bike and fall down a ravine after going over the containment fences.
The 2019 time trial world champion, which took place in Yorkshire, UK, flew through the air and suffered a severe impact that ended with one of her legs involved. He had a very deep cut below his left knee , forcing prompt attention from the medical services arranged on the circuit by the UCI, the International Cycling Union , in charge of organizing the international event on Italian territory.
After stabilizing the situation in her leg, Dygert was transferred to a hospital in Bologna where she underwent surgery for the injuries she suffered after the tremendous collision. “Everyone was concerned about a deep injury to her left leg and I understand that Chloé's recovery is going to be difficult . But I am optimistic beyond gravity. I have no doubt that she will look forward and come back stronger. And when you remember this accident you will be able to say that in some sense you were very lucky, as it could have been worse, “said Kristin Armstrong , coach of the United States athlete and former world and Olympic champion.
American cyclist Dygert sustained a deep cut below her right knee (AP Photo / Andrew Medichini)
“Chloé was doing what she likes, attacking the road, with high speeds. Part of cycling is taking risks and unfortunately this serious accident happened. You can never count the race until it is over ”, added the former cyclist, at the same time that she reported that Dygert was always aware of the accident she was involved in.
For her part, once she underwent surgery, the cyclist herself used her social networks to bring peace of mind to her followers and comment on what happened in the definition of the World Road time trial. “I remember thinking: Can I win if I can get my bike back? The first thing I remember was asking Jim Miller (head of sports for the US cycling federation) how long he would have finished. Then I looked down and saw my leg. Thanks for all the good wishes. I'll be back ” , wrote Dygert, who accompanied his feelings of what happened with a stark image of how his leg was injured after the accident.
Dygert's post after he had surgery on his left leg
Through a statement, Miller himself longed for one of the best cyclists in the world, who is only 23 years old, will be able to recover and compete again. “We are relieved that this accident was not worse than it could have been. Although the fall was agonizing, Chloé is young and quite a fighter. With Chloé's determination, we know that she will be shooting again sooner than expected. For now, we want him to focus on healing, ”he said.
At the time of the dismissal, when they had already run 14 kilometers of the test, Dygert was about 26 seconds ahead of the Swiss Marlen Reusser and about 36 seconds over the Dutch Anna Van der Breggen, who finally won the title in the time trial .
Chloe Dygert is treated by medical services in Imola after the accident (AP Photo / Andrew Medichini)
Born in Brownsburg, a small town in the state of Indiana, Chloé Dygert became a sports star in the United States . Four years ago, in his first Olympic experience at the 2016 Rio Olympics, he won the silver medal in the track cycling team pursuit event. That same year he was crowned world champion for the first time with the US team in London. In addition to the world titles she achieved in 2017, 2018 and this year's in Berlin, the competitor also won the individual competitions in each competition.