Giro Rosa start too risky for US champion Wilcoxson

US professional road race champion Jade Wilcoxson's crash in the final corner of the final stage at the Nature Valley Grand Prix last week cost her more than the overall win at the Minnesota race. A fractured radial bone above her left wrist will keep her off the bike for at least a week and prevent her from starting the Giro Rosa on June 30 with the USA Cycling National Team.

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Growing up in Missoula, Montana, Pat competed in his first bike race in 1985 at Flathead Lake. He studied English and journalism at the University of Oregon and has covered North American cycling extensively since 2009, as well as racing and teams in Europe and South America. Pat currently lives in the US outside of Portland, Oregon, with his imaginary dog Rusty.