Chloe Dygert crashes out of time trial at Imola World Championships

IMOLA ITALY SEPTEMBER 24 Chloe Dygert of The United States Crash Injury Accident Doctors Red cross Ambulance during the 93rd UCI Road World Championships 2020 Women Elite Individual Time Trial a 317km stage from Imola to Imola ITT ImolaEr2020 Imola2020 on September 24 2020 in Imola Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Defending champion Chloe Dygert of USA crashes out of 2020 UCI Road World Championships time trial (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Chloe Dygert (USA) crashed during the elite women's time trial at the UCI Road World Championships on Thursday. She did not finish the race after seeming to lose control on a descent, hitting a barrier and going down the grass verge on the other side. 

Dygert was treated by race medical staff in an ambulance and then air lifted to the hospital in Bologna. She was confirmed to be conscious.

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