Tour of California: Skujins puts crash memories behind him
Last year on May 15, Toms Skujins crashed hard while off the front on stage 2 at the Amgen Tour of California , suffering the effects of a concussion as horrified spectators watched while he remounted his bike and continued on until his team car pulled alongside and convinced him to abandon. One year later on May 15, the 26-year-old Latvian added his third Tour of California stage win with a gutsy attack near the finish at Laguna Seca Raceway. The victory wasn't Skujin's first since the crash – he won his first for his new Trek-Segafredo team at the Trofeo Lloseta-Andratx in January – but Tuesday's win was special because of the memories from last year, or maybe because of the lack of memories, as Skujins admitted in the post-stage press conference that he doesn't remember much of his crash. "It's brilliant," Skujins said when asked about Tuesday's win. ...
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