Lauren Dolan completed the junior women’s individual time trial at the Road World Championships in Bergen, Norway, even after suffering serious injuries after a crash.
Showing real strength and determination, Dolan continued despite her injuries and carried on the race with a replacement bike after her original bike was damaged in the crash. Completing the race in 27th, Dolan was two minutes and 24 seconds behind winner Elena Pirrone of Italy.
The 18-year-old Millfield College student, from Bickington, near Newton Abbot spent her birthday in hospital and is now recovering.
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To everyone for all your kind well wishes. I can’t thank you enough. I’m recovering well from surgery in hospital so should be home soon!2/2
— Lauren Dolan (@LaurenDolan_99) September 19, 2017