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Inspirational pro-cyclist Imogen Cotter on her long road back from horror crash

Inspirational pro-cyclist Imogen Cotter on her long road back from horror crash

Imogen Cotter discusses getting her career and life back on track a year after she was hit by a van while out on a training…

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Imogen Cotter discusses getting her career and life back on track a year after she was hit by a van while out on a training ride. The collision shattered her kneecap, severely ruptured tendons in her knee and fractured the radius and ulna bones in her arm. Imogen Cotter of Keukens Redant Cycling Team wins the Cycling Ireland National Road Championships Imogen Cotter is a long way from Idaho, but the US state has become a big part of her life.

That’s through the retired couple Bruce Wicherski and Faith Miller.

“They’ve become my Girona parents,” says the Irish cyclist.

“They’re brilliant and they’ve become good friends with my parents Fintan and Grania too.

“They’ve even been to stay with them in Ireland. I feel really lucky to have them in my life.” Traumatic

Cotter moved to Spain just over a year ago to start a career as a professional in the peloton and the Idaho couple of have been a huge support to her.

But the moment the friendship began could hardly have been more traumatic.Last January Cotter was on a training ride when she was hit by a van overtaking a cyclist on the opposite side of the road.Her bike was broken into five pieces and she was thrown into the air, landing on the van’s windscreen, before hitting the ground.She woke up to find Bruce by her side.“Faith was a nurse. When I was hit, Bruce rang Faith. He didn’t know if I had internal bleeding or not. He thought I […]

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