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Wiles ends season, refocuses on iliac artery endofibrosis post-surgery recovery

GANDIA SPAIN FEBRUARY 17 Tayler Wiles of United States and Team Trek Segafredo prior to the 6th Setmana Ciclista Valenciana Vuelta Comunidad Valenciana Feminas 2022 Stage 1 a 114km stage from Tavernes de la Valldigna to Gandia VoltaCVFemines22 on February 17 2022 in Gandia Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images
Tayler Wiles (Trek-Segafredo) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Tayler Wiles will not participate in the USA Cycling Road National Championships and will end her season early as she recovers from successful surgery to correct external iliac artery endofibrosis on June 8 in the Netherlands. 

Trek-Segafredo confirmed to Cyclingnews that Wiles will now focus on recovery and work toward her goals in 2023.

"The surgery went well. Tayler has returned to the USA to recover. It is not expected for Tayler to race at all for the remainder of the season with a full focus on her recovery and building back up for next year."

Wiles was diagnosed with external iliac artery endofibrosis on the left side in April after experiencing what she called a "lack of power" and "overwhelming fatigue" during the past year.

She underwent surgery to correct the external iliac artery endofibrosis on June 8 in the Netherlands, where she sent the first two weeks recovering post-operation.

She then returned to the US where she will complete the rest of her recover, ending her season early with a focus on 2023.

"Unfortunately I am out for the season as I had to have surgery for external iliac artery endofibrosis. I'm two weeks post op now and feeling better each day but I can't ride for at least another month and even then I have to keep my heart rate below 100 for a while," Wiles wrote in an email to Cyclingnews

"Not ideal but just doing my best to stay positive. I've not been myself on the bike for years now so I was happy to figure out what was holding me back and hoping to come back stronger."

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Kirsten Frattini is an honours graduate of Kinesiology and Health Science from York University in Toronto, Canada. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's WorldTour. She has worked in both print and digital publishing, and started with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. Moving into a Production Editor's role in 2014, she produces and publishes international race coverage for all men's and women's races including Spring Classics, Grand Tours, World Championships and Olympic Games, and writes and edits news and features. As the Women's Editor at Cyclingnews, Kirsten also coordinates and oversees the global coverage of races, news, features and podcasts about women's professional cycling.