“We bounced back baby!” Uttrup Ludwig ecstatic after Tour de France win

A roller coaster 24 hours takes the Danish rider from tears of defeat to tears of victory

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig
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There can be few more contrasting emotions than those shown by Cecile Uttrup Ludwig in the last two days.

In Provins after stage two of the Tour de France she shuffled dejectedly, eyes puffy from recent tears into a team car after a disastrous day for her FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope team which saw four of them, including the Dane crash.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.