Richards' cyclo-cross season ends early due to knee injury

Evie Richards wins U23 world title in Valkenburg

Evie Richards (Trek Factory Racing) will undergo surgery in January to correct a knee injury she sustained while on a trip in Girona, Spain. The British rider will be forced to end her cyclo-cross season early and skip her under-23 title defences at both the British National Championships and the World Championships. "Unfortunately it means my cross season is over for this year, and I’m so sad to say I won’t be able to try and defend my National or World Championship title,” Richards wrote in a post on Instagram. Richards won the under-23 national titles for the previous three editions of the event from 2016-2018. She was expected to go for her fourth consecutive title at the 2019 British Championships held from January 12 and 13 at the Cyclopark in Gravesend. She is also a double under-23 world champion, winning the first-ever edition of the category at 2016 World ...

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