'If the race was yesterday, I wouldn't have started' - Chloé Dygert battles illness to win World Championships time trial

American considered leaving cycling at the start of the year, but has come back to win her tenth senior world title

Chloé Dygert on podium in Team USA jersey
(Image credit: Getty)

Chloé Dygert was so ill when she won the World Championships individual time trial on Thursday that she almost didn’t start the race. 

The 26-year-old was the fastest on the 36.2km course in Stirling, clocking a time of 46-59.80 and beating Australia’s Grace Brown by fewer than six seconds. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 


An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 


He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.