Champion in horror crash
Defending champion Chloe´ Dygert suffered a gruesome injury following a spectacular crash at the world road cycling championships in Bologna. Dygert was taken away on a stretcher with a drip attached after suffering a deep gash above her left knee among other injuries after she crashed into a roadside barrier and hurtled over it. She was taken to hospital and USA Cycling said she had been conscious and talking. Dygert had a lead of nearly 30 seconds in the time trial when she appeared to lose control on a small descent. New Zealand’s Georgia Williams finished 12th while team-mate Mikayla Harvey was 20th. Rio 2016 Olympic road champion Anna van der Breggen won the race.