Veronica Ewers halts second half of 2024 season to recover from health issues

TARAZONA SPAIN MAY 03 Veronica Ewers of The United States and Team EF EducationCannondale prior to the 10th La Vuelta Femenina 2024 Stage 6 a 1321km stage from Tarazona to La Laguna Negra Vineuesa 1722m UCIWT on May 03 2024 in Tarazona Spain Photo by Alex BroadwayGetty Images
Veronica Ewers at La Vuelta Femenina 2024 (Image credit: Alex Broadway/Getty Images)

US all-around rider Veronica Ewers put the brakes on the rest of her 2024 road season, taking extended time away from racing and training to recover from relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S). A joint decision was made with her EF Education-Cannondale team “in the interest of her mental and physical health”.

“I'm recovering from RED-S [relative energy deficiency in sport], and it was pretty clear at the end of last year, coming into this year, that I was suffering from it,” Ewers said in a team press release.

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Jackie Tyson
North American Production editor

Jackie has been involved in professional sports for more than 30 years in news reporting, sports marketing and public relations. She founded Peloton Sports in 1998, a sports marketing and public relations agency, which managed projects for Tour de Georgia, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and USA Cycling. She also founded Bike Alpharetta Inc, a Georgia non-profit to promote safe cycling. She is proud to have worked in professional baseball for six years - from selling advertising to pulling the tarp for several minor league teams. She has climbed l'Alpe d'Huez three times (not fast). Her favorite road and gravel rides are around horse farms in north Georgia (USA) and around lavender fields in Provence (France), and some mtb rides in Park City, Utah (USA).