Former world time trial champion Chloe Dygert apologises for social media conduct

<p>Dygert’s apology appears to be in relation to posts she had liked over the summer</p>

Dygert’s apology appears to be in relation to posts she had liked over the summer

14:32pm, Mon 16 Nov 2020
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Former world time trial champion Chloe Dygert has apologised for her recent conduct on social media.

The 23-year-old American did no refer to any specific posts, but she would appear to be referring to controversial posts over the summer which she had liked.

She liked one  which read ‘white privilege doesn’t exist’ while another accused NFL player Colin Kaepernick - who took a knee during the US national anthem in a protest against racial inequality - of 'scamming the black community out of millions’ and ‘playing the part of the victim’.

Screenshots of Dygert liking the posts were circulated on social media.

Dygert is currently recovering from a serious crash back in September

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But now, speaking on Instagram, she said: "Cycling should be for everyone regardless of color, gender, sexuality or background.

"Like CANYON//SRAM Racing, I am committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and equality in cycling and our wider communities.  

"I apologize to those who felt offended or hurt by my conduct on social media.

"I am committed to keep learning and growing as an athlete and a person."

It is unclear when the American will return to racing, but she has posted videos of herself walking again.

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