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Can Chloé Dygert do the road rainbow double this weekend?
Team USA is certainly hope so.
Despite coming down with a respiratory illness over the last week, Dygert smashed Thursday’s time trial to take her second TT world title. It’s her second rainbow jersey of the UCI’s “Super Worlds” after she won the individual pursuit on the track last week.
Dygert’s not a top favorite, that title belongs to the Dutch squad, but her teammate Lauren Stephens believes that the 26-year-old is the USA’s best shot at success Sunday and is fully behind her as the team’s leader.
“We haven’t had an official team meeting at this point, but I think she’s a pretty clear leader,” Stephens said after completing the time trial 3:27 down on Dygert. “We’ve heard Chloé’s got a bit of a cold. Today it was clear that she was still pushing strong, and I hope she can clear that up, and she’s got a whole team around her to support her in the road race.”
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