D'Hoore Overcomes Collarbone Fracture To Take Stage Win At Ovo Energy Women's Tour

Jolien D'Hoore (Mitchelton-Scott)

With her stage 1 sprint victory in Southwold, Jolien D'hoore (Mitchelton-Scott) picked up at the 2018 OVO Energy Women's Tour where she left off last year. D'hoore won the final stage of the 2017 race, and on Wednesday the Belgian champion raised her arms on British soil again. But in the run-up to the race, it wasn't certain that D'hoore would even make the start: Only three weeks ago, she had crashed in a Madison track race. The crash resulted in a broken collarbone that needed surgery and put D'hoore out of racing. The OVO Energy Women's Tour was her first race back and she was uncertain if she could perform. "Even before today's stage, I wasn't sure where I was at with my form," D'hoore said. "But the team had 100 per cent trust in me, and they gave me a perfect lead-out going into the finish. It's really ...

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