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Everyone has to push through the pain – when I sit on the start line of a race and all I can see are faster, younger, more talented riders it’s tough, and that’s when the doubt sets in. But when you realise that everyone is hurting it suddenly gets a bit easier.
#Takethelead, CANYON//SRAM’s oft-used hashtag, can mean so many things. It’s easy to imagine it as a race strategy, even a mantra during an extreme effort. But it’s not just about winning, as Tiffany Cromwell explained in the post-race panel at the Rapha Cycle Club New York, it’s about growing women’s cycling by doing things in a fundamentally different way.
The CANYON//SRAM rider talks about recovering from last year’s season-ending crash, returning home to race in the Aviva Women’s Tour (15 – 19 June) and why her younger sister Alice has got her looking over her shoulder.
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