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Stevie Williams: the road to recovery, part 2

The Welshman talks openly about his fightback from an injury which threatened to derail his pro career before it had even begun

Our latest podcast episode is the final part of our interview with Bahrain-McLaren rider Stevie Williams. 

Those of you that have already listened to Part 1 will have heard about Stevie’s late beginnings to bike racing, his years riding at the domestic level for Pedal Heaven and JLT Condor, his switch to the SEG Racing Academy and his career-changing ride at the Ronde L’Isard.

In this second part, Stevie discusses his successful Baby Giro back in 2018, his transfer to what was then called Bahrain Merida and his fightback from an injury which threatened to derail his pro career before it had even begun.

Photo: Team Bahrain McLaren

It was a long, challenging road back to recovery for Stevie, and we’re especially grateful to him for being so open about both the physical and mental battles he has fought. 

The interview took place not long after his comeback race in the Czech Republic earlier this year. Now, Stevie has just ridden in his first Grand Tour, finishing ten stages of the Vuelta before retiring from the race. He may have been a little disappointed to leave the race early. But nonetheless, considering what he has been through, it should be regarded as a very successful end to his neo-pro years, given all he has gone through.

Thanks, as ever, for tuning in. 

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Featured photo: Stevie Williams / Team Bahrain McLaren