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April Tacey: from fractured patella to eRacing sensation

How the 19-year-old former national junior road series winner became one of the biggest stars of the summer

In this latest episode of the podcast, we interview April Tacey, one of the summer’s eRacing standout performers. 

The 19-year-old Drops rider has made a name for herself this year after some sensational eRacing performances, most notably when she beat some of the world’s best riders to win two stages of the virtual Tour de France. What made her success particularly noteworthy was that it was achieved after coming back from serious injury this year. 

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Media attention ensued, some of which implied that April had come from nowhere. But that’s far from being the case, as we discover in the interview. 

She was the first-ever women’s national junior road race series winner in the UK and then, in her first year as a senior last season, she was already making in a name for herself, including an aggressive ride in the national championships, where she eventually finished 21st,  and then second in the Curlew Cup, one of the premier women’s road racing events in the UK. 

In this interview, we discuss April’s journey into cycling, her time as a junior, her transition to senior-level racing, the knee injury which set her back for the first half of 2020, her e-racing success and where she hopes to take her career next. 

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