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.Tokyo, Japan
Kate met with an accident during a cycling demonstration at an outdoor track in 2017. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ Kate O’Brien)

  • Months after competing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Canada's track cyclist Kate O’Brien met with an accident
  • She suffered from a punctured lung, broken ribs, and a broken clavicle
  • She was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2019

.Tokyo, Japan
Australia's Paige Greco wins the Gold Medal in the Track Cycling Womens C3 3000m Individual Pursuit at the Izu Velodrome. (Photo credit: AP)

  • Paige Greco won the 3,000-meter pursuit to clinch first Paralympic Games medal
  • Greco was born with cerebral palsy, which mostly affects the right side of her body
  • She said the feat has 'not really sunk in yet'

.Auckland, New Zealand
Olivia Podmore suffered a sudden death on Monday (Photo: Twitter/@UCITrackCycling)

  • 24-year-old Olivia Podmore suffered a sudden death on Monday
  • Police are collaborating with the coroner to identify the cause of death
  • Olivia represented New Zealand in the Rio Olympics

.Tokyo, Japan
Ariarne Titmus has won two gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics (Photo: Twitter/@fina1908)

  • Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus has deleted all social media apps from her phone
  • Titmus has won two gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics 2020
  • Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten has gone off social media to “preserve her mental state”

.Tokyo, Japan
The Dutch team on the podium after winning the silver medal in cycling. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • 'When I crossed the line, I thought I had won,"  Annemiek van Vleuten said
  • There are no earpieces for cyclists at the Olympics so there was no communication between the team
  • She is happy to have won her first Olympic medal

.Tokyo, Japan
The entire route accumulated a staggering 4,865 metres of climbing. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Ecuador's Richard Carapaz won Olympic gold in the men's cycling road race
  • It was only Ecuador's second-ever gold at the Olympics
  • Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar had to be content with bronze

.Paris, France
Mark Cavendish is a British road racing cyclist. (Photo Credit :Twitter/@MarkCavendish)

  • Cavendish broke down and wept after sprinting to his first Tour de France stage victory in five years
  • This victory took his tally of wins to 31
  • Cavendish made the Deceuninck Tour de France roster after sprinter Sam Bennett pulled out

.Paris, France
Mathieu Van der Poel won stage 2 of the Tour de France. (Photo credit: Twitter/mathieuvdpoel)

  • Mathieu Van der Poel is the grandson of late cycling icon Raymond Poulidor
  • VDP collected the maximum of 18 bonus seconds for crossing the summit in the lead twice
  • "My main aim is Tokyo," he said

Chris Froome was injured on Saturday in the opening stage of the Tour de France. (Photo credit: Twitter/chrisfroome)

  • Chris Froome was caught in an accident on the opening day of Tour de France
  • Froome remained seated on the road for several minutes before getting back on the bike and completing the stage
  • Froome won the Tour in 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017

.Cape Town, South Africa
South Africa's Nic Dlamini set off on cycling's Tour de France on Saturday, a long way from the township of his childhood. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Nich_Dlamini)

  • Nic Dlamini says there was an outpouring of joy when he was selected for the Tokyo Olympics
  • He would be taking part in the world's greatest bike race, the first black South African to do so
  • Nic is the Siya Kolisi of cycling in Africa,' his ports director said