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American Chloe Dygert races her time trial bike in the 2023 World Time Trial Championships.

Dygert wins a second World ITT title, Reusser DNFs

American completes her comeback from career-threatening injury three years ago as the overwhelming favorite climbs off mid-race.

Joe Lindsey
by Joe Lindsey 10.08.2023 Photography by
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Chloe Dygert is all the way back.

The prodigious American talent notched her second World Time Trial Championship to complete a long comeback from injury and illness that had hampered her in recent years. Overwhelming pre-race favorite Marlen Reusser was well behind Dygert at the first intermediate time check and ultimately climbed off the bike, for reasons unknown.

Not the image anyone expected to see from the women’s TT. Photo © Luca Bettini/Cor Vos

Brief analysis



Overall field

U23 field

  1. Antonia Niedermaier (GER) 0:49:27
  2. Cédrine Kerbaol (FRA) +0:08
  3. Julie De Wilde (BEL) +0:39
  4. Anniina Ahtosalo (FIN) +2:08
  5. Petra Zsankó (HUN) +2:14
  6. Nora Jenčušová (SVK) +2:33
  7. Eliška Kvasničková (CZE) +2:50
  8. Ella Wyllie (NZL) +3:19
  9. Febe Jooris (BEL) +3:26
  10. Nina Berton (LUX) +3:39
Neidermaier on her way to U23 gold.

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