‘I didn’t want to fall in my tomb, I had to be strong’: Audrey Cordon-Ragot puts horror year behind her to focus on Olympics

Having bounced back from a stroke, and team transfer misery, the Frenchwoman has her eyes on the road race in Paris

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‘Bad luck comes in threes’, so the saying goes, and if true, France’s Audrey Cordon-Ragot is due a luckier spell. Following a winter spent first recovering from a stroke, searching for a new contract after the collapse of B&B Hotels-KTM, and then removing herself from Zaaf Cycling Team after the management’s failure to pay wages or expenses , it’s little wonder the 34-year-old is ready for a turn in fortune.

The season ahead being an Olympic year in her home country, the two-time National champion will be fighting for a place at the start line in Paris, but she’s already overcome some monumental hurdles to get this far. 

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