Won the Women’s Tour de France at the age of 39, after combatting stomach issues at the start which left her more than a minute behind race leader Marianne Vos after three stages. Unable to eat and short of energy, she considered withdrawal, but fought on to win, becoming the first woman to complete a Tour de France / Giro d’Italia double in the same year. Six years ago she recovered after her career was threatened by a fractured spine at the Rio Olympics.

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