Batten 'embracing the chaos' as Typhoon Nepartak heads for Olympics

Haley Batten was third in the Albstadt World Cup 2021
Haley Batten was third in the Albstadt World Cup 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The athletes at the Tokyo Olympics have been punished in the opening week by high temperatures and humidity, but that will all change on Tuesday with the arrival of Typhoon Nepartak the latest hiccup in the pandemic Games.

The storm is expected to make landfall during the women's mountain bike event in Izu, but American Haley Batten said she's "embracing the chaos".

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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura's specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.