Molly Weaver: Almost paralysed to Giro Rosa start line in less than six months

In February Molly Weaver was recovering from a horrific crash, and now she lines up for the Giro Rosa

Molly Weaver (Wouter Roosenboom/Sunweb)

British rider Molly Weaver has embarked upon the Giro Rosa less than six months after a collision with a car that doctors said would have killed most people. Asked to describe herself in just one word, she said she was 'motivated' and it's easy to understand why.

The Team Sunweb rider broke five vertebrae, crushed her chest, back, shoulder and four ribs when she collided with a car on a training ride near her home in Girona in February.

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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.