03.08.2023 World-Tour, News, Race news
CHLOE WINS HER 4TH RAINBOW JERSEY IN THE INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT
Chloé Dygert blazed to her fourth world championship title in the individual pursuit on the second day of competition at the UCI World Championships in Glasgow. The CANYON//SRAM Racing rider, representing the USA, posted the fastest time qualifying for the 3km event with 3:17.73. In the final against Franziska Brausse (Germany), Chloé rode a blistering 3:17.54 while forced to overtake her competitor in the final lap.
“It’s so special to win the rainbow stripes. It wasn’t just me out there tonight, it takes a team, and there are so many people I need to thank who helped me get to this point. It’s days in advance, even months and years in advance, to get here tonight,” said Chloé.
“It’s an honour to be on the top step. It’s been so great to have the support I’ve had from CANYON//SRAM Racing, USA Cycling, my personal team and my family. I’m so grateful to everyone.”
Chloé won the world championship IP title in 2017, 2018 and 2020. She broke the world record twice at her last appearance at the track world championships in Berlin in 2020, lowering it to 3:16.937. At the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow, Chloé rode the newly released Canyon Speedmax CFR Track bike with Zipp disc wheels. In the gold-medal final, Chloé took an early lead, building a gap of two seconds, which quickly extended to more than seven seconds before she overtook Brausse in the final 100m.
“I know I just won the rainbow stripes, but I don’t feel like I’m quite back at my absolute best yet. In the last 12 months, I’ve had heart surgery, a few crashes and some small injuries. I was here in the best shape I could be, but I want to improve in the future. I knew the track wasn’t going to be that fast tonight, and it would be hard to get the record, but even so, I hoped I could lower the world record as it was the last opportunity to do it as a 3km event. I’m happy to be on the step tonight and love the process of getting back to my best,” added Chloé.
Chloé prepares for the Team Pursuit with USA, with qualification rounds tomorrow, before heading to the road for the individual time trial and road race events next week. CANYON//SRAM Racing teammate Maike van der Duin will start the Scratch race tomorrow, followed by the Madison event on Monday, 7 August and the Omnium on Wednesday, 9 August, for the Netherlands.
Other CANYON//SRAM Racing and CANYON//SRAM Generation riders racing the road world championship events are Ricarda Bauernfeind and Antonia Niedermaier (Germany), Elise Chabbey (Switzerland), Agua Marina Espinola Salinas (Paraguay), Nesrine Houili (Algeria), Diane Ingabire (Rwanda), Kasia Niewiadoma and Agnieszka Skalniak-Sójka (Poland), Soraya Paladin (Italy) and Sarah Roy (Australia).