Timothy Duggan (Garmin Chipotle - H30) is back riding after having missed most of the season due to a bad crash in the Tour of Georgia. While together with doctors he decided it is better to skip all racing for the remainder of the season, Duggan will appear at the national time trial championships. The race will be held on August 30 in Greenville, South Carolina.
Duggan was happy with the compromise, he stated on his website, justgoharder.com. "Having nationals as a goal is a good way to keep me sane for now while I am training to return to competition." Duggan was realistic with his current conditioning, which will make a time trial the better choice for his racing anyway. "Lately I have been able to do short hard rides, and long easy rides, but long *and* hard rides are still a little much for me, as it takes days to recover."
Overall, Duggan is happy with the healing process. A CAT can revealed some scar tissue, but nothing to be worried about. Duggan's decision to skip all the races was a reasonable choice, even if it left him antsy. "I'm really looking forward to pinning on a number again soon."