Lauren Dolan injured in crash 48 hours after Yorkshire success

Police are appealing for witnesses

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Lauren Dolan has been injured in a crash which took place less than 48 hours after she helped propel the Great Britain team to its first Yorkshire Worlds medal.

Dolan formed part of the six-rider team time trial relay squad which claimed bronze at the UCI Road World Championships on Sunday.

The 20-year-old British track and road rider was cycling between Teignmouth and Dawlish on Tuesday around lunch time when she was involved in a crash, according to Devon Live. 

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident.

Reports state that Dolan was initially treated at Torbay Hospital, before being transported to the GB medical centre in Manchester with collarbone and shoulder injuries which may require surgery.

Sunday's race saw Dolan team up with Anna Henderson, Joscelin Lowden, John Archibald, Dan Bigham and Harry Tanfield to take the third step in the first event of its kind, behind the Netherlands and Germany.

The past season has been marred with injury for the multi-disciplined rider who competes for Bizkaia-Durango on the road.

Dolan returned to competition in late August, following an elbow fracture sustained in a collision with a motorbike at the Tour de Bretagne Féminin.

She crossed the line ninth in her first race back, and pinned a number on only three times before the World Championships.

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Images of Dolan spread far and wide back in 2017, when she completed the junior women's time trial at the World Championships in Bergen, despite crashing and sustaining a deep laceration to her leg.

Despite the painful looking cut, Dolan powered around the 16.1 kilometre course, finishing just 2 minutes 24 seconds down on eventual winner, Elena Pirrone (Italy).

The then teenager spent her eighteenth birthday in hospital, after a two hour surgery in a Norwegian hospital.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan is a traditional journalist by trade, having begun her career working for a local newspaper, where highlights included interviewing a very irate Freddie Star (and an even more irate theatre owner), as well as 'the one about the stolen chickens'.

Previous to joining the Cycling Weekly team, Michelle was Editor at Total Women's Cycling. She joined CW as an 'SEO Analyst', but couldn't keep her nose out of journalism and in the spreadsheets, eventually taking on the role of Tech Editor before her latest appointment as Digital Editor. 

Michelle is a road racer who also enjoys track riding and the occasional time trial, though dabbles in off-road riding too (either on a mountain bike, or a 'gravel bike'). She is passionate about supporting grassroots women's racing and founded the women's road race team 1904rt.

Michelle is on maternity leave from July 8 2022, until April 2023.