Almost five years to the day after a traumatic accident that left her in a coma for nearly three weeks, Camilla Pedersen took the win at the Gerardmer Triathlon in France, one of the toughest courses in Europe. Following the Danish triathlete’s traumatic brain injury in 2013, her doctors warned her that she might never ride a bike again, let alone compete at the highest level of the sport. Camilla defied the odds, and has been steadily getting back to full fitness, with her win earlier this month shining as a true testament to her determination and love of racing.
"I was really happy with the win," said Pedersen. "And it's even more fun because it's a big event. I felt really good and comfortable from the start to the finish. It was especially great to see that all of the hard work has paid off after dealing with some residual health problems that recently sent me in and out of the hospital. But now I'm back in business, back on track, and back on top."
The Redlands Bicycle Classic is one of the longest-running and most prestigious stage races in the United States. Check out our behind-the-scenes photo gallery of the Stage 1 time trial and the Sho-Air TWENTY20 Pro Cycling women's team to catch a glimpse into the world of pro cycling.
Like so very many, we were heartbroken to have learned of the passing of Kelly Catlin this past weekend. Kelly was a beloved member of the Felt Bicycles family, the Rally UHC Cycling professional team, the USA Cycling track racing program, and the worldwide cycling community. Kelly will always have a special place in our hearts.
Today is International Women’s Day, an opportunity to celebrate women in sport, and a call to action for a more balanced world. Check out our video showcasing the talents of some of the greatest athletes on earth, and read how some of the top female racers in the world believe we can reach equality in sport.
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