Lauren Dolan says 'punishment braking' caused collision which put her in hospital

The road and track rider was hospitalised 48 hours after World Championships medal

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Lauren Dolan has said that the crash which left her hospitalised 48 hours after earning Great Britain a World Championships medal was caused by "punishment braking" from a driver.

The 20-year-old was riding in Devon days after forming a part of the team which claimed bronze in the inaugural World Championships mixed team time trial relay when the incident occurred.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.