Chloé Dygert Owen

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Chloé Dygert Owen (née Dygert; born January 1, 1997) is an American professional racing cyclist,[2] who currently rides for UCI Women's Team Sho-Air TWENTY20.[3] She has won five gold medals at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships and a silver medal at the Olympic Games. She also won the Women's junior road race and Women's junior time trial at the 2015 UCI Road World Championships.

Chloé Dygert Owen
UCI Track World Championships 2018 237.jpg
Dygert Owen in 2018
Personal information
BornChloé Dygert
(1997-01-01) January 1, 1997 (age 23)
Brownsburg, Indiana, United States
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)[1]
Weight147 lb (67 kg)[1]
Team information
Current teamSho-Air TWENTY20
Discipline
RoleRider
Rider type
  • Time trialist (road)
  • Pursuitist (track)
Professional team(s)
2016–TWENTY16–Ridebiker
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
World Time Trial Championships (2019)

CareerEdit

Chloé Dygert was athletic from childhood on and played mainly basketball in her early years. However, she did not seriously start cycling after a shoulder injury in 2013. After another injury she was forced to retire from basketball. In 2015 she became national junior champion, in road racing and individual time trial, as well as two-time Junior World Champion in the same disciplines. Then she received an invitation from the US cycling federation USA Cycling.[4]

In March 2016, Dygert started at the World Cup in London as a member of the US four-in-four team pursuit and won the world title with the team. Experienced riders like Sarah Hammer praised her attitude and former cyclist Kristin Armstrong said about Dygert that she was a "natural". In the same year, 19-year-old Dygert was nominated to participate in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where she won a silver medal in the team pursuit. At the 2017 UCI Track World Championships in Hong Kong, she became World Champion in the team pursuit for the second time, along with Kelly Catlin, Jennifer Valente and Kimberly Geist and clinched the world title in the singles pursuit. In May 2017, she won her first Panamerican title, in the individual time trial on the road.

At the UCI World Championships 2018 Chloé Dygert won two titles: along with Kelly Catlin, Jennifer Valente and Kimberly Geist in the team pursuit and in the individual pursuit. She succeeded the victory in the individual pursuit in an outstanding manner: she set a world record two times in a row, in the qualification as well as in the final (3: 20,060 minutes). Her record from the final caught the record of road cycling time-trial world champion, the Dutchwoman Annemiek van Vleuten. In the Pan American Games in 2019 she won gold in the individual time trial.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

In November 2016, she married fellow professional cyclist Logan Owen.[6]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

 
Dygert Owen in 2017.
Road
2013
National Novice Road Championships
3rd Road race
3rd Time trial
2015
UCI Junior Road World Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
National Novice Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
2016
6th Overall Tour of California
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 2 (TTT)
2017
1st   Time trial, Pan American Road Championships
4th Time trial, UCI Road World Championships
2018
Tour of the Gila
1st Stages 2 & 3 (ITT)
2nd Chrono Kristin Armstrong
6th Overall Joe Martin Stage Race
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 4
2019
1st   Time trial, UCI Road World Championships
1st   Time trial, Pan American Games
1st   Overall Colorado Classic
1st Stages 1, 2, 3 & 4
1st   Overall Joe Martin Stage Race
1st   Points classification
1st   Mountains classification
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stages 1 & 4
1st Chrono Kristin Armstrong
2nd Overall Tour of the Gila
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stages 3 (ITT) & 4
National Road Championships
2nd Time trial
4th Road race
Track
2016
1st   Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
2nd   Team pursuit, Olympic Games
2017
UCI Track World Championships
1st   Individual pursuit
1st   Team pursuit
UCI Track World Cup
1st   Individual pursuit – Los Angeles
1st   Team pursuit – Los Angeles
2018
UCI Track World Championships
1st   Team pursuit
1st   Individual pursuit
2019
1st   Team pursuit, Pan American Track Championships

World recordsEdit

Event Record Date Meet Location Ref
Individual pursuit 3:20.072 March 3, 2018 World Championships   Apeldoorn, The Netherlands [7]
3:20.060 [7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Chloé Dygert Owen". teamusa.org. United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee. Retrieved November 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "Chloe Dygert". Cycling Archives. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "Sho-Air TWENTY20 Announces 2019 Roster with 4 Canadians". CanadianCyclist.com. Canadian Cyclist. January 16, 2019. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  4. ^ "19-year-old Chloe Dygert ready to chase gold at Rio Olympics | NBC Olympics". web.archive.org. August 4, 2016. Archived from the original on August 4, 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  5. ^ "Chloé Dygert". Red Bull. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  6. ^ Becerra Jr., John (December 19, 2016). "Owen cycling success "almost overwhelming"". Kitsap Sun. Brent Morris, Gannett Company. Retrieved January 2, 2018. She also got married to fellow standout pro cyclist and Bremerton native Logan Owen a little over a month ago.
  7. ^ a b "Dygert Owen smashes Hammer's individual pursuit world record - Cyclingnews.com". Retrieved March 3, 2018.

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