Sporting Life

Cyclist's miracle win is a study in purpose over pain

Annemiek van Vleuten celebrates after winning the elite women road race at the world championship road race on Sept 24, 2022. PHOTO: AFP
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A bicycle wobbles, a rider falls, an elbow fractures.

In Wollongong, an Australian town with a history of coal mining, begins a tale about an athlete extracting the best of herself.

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