Tacey overcomes broken knee to win two stages of the Virtual Tour de France

Drops 2020
Drops 2020 (Image credit: Dan King at Breakaway Digital)

April Tacey (Drops) has overcome a debilitating knee injury to win a second stage at the Virtual Tour de France on Sunday. The British rider spent three months in rehabilitation after suffering a broken knee in December but has recovered just in time to complete in the first-ever event held across three weekends between July 4 and July 19. 

"Zwift was really helpful with my rehab and I was able to do some training and races on there," Tacey said in post-race interview after winning stage 4.

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