So the 31-year-old former investment banker made quite a statement when she earned two medals at the 2014 UCI Road World Championships in Spain last week, bringing her total collection of world championship medals to five.
What has received little mention is that she won both medals — a gold in the team time trial (TTT) and a bronze in the individual time trial (ITT) — with a separated shoulder.
“It was definitely a factor,” Stevens said from her parents’ home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, this week. “Anytime you hurt something, your body is trying to heal it. But it happened, and there was nothing I could do about it.”
— Is Evelyn Stevens’ World Championship Medal Haul A Prelude To Rio?
I not only cycle, but I also swim, and run and am an Ironman triathlete so anything that you say we don’t do, insert your stereotype here, I guess I’ve done.
Excuse my tone but I found your article interesting to say the least. I feel like one of those people who vote in every election but never get called by Gallup? It always kind of steams me when I see these articles that perpetuate the pathology that blacks do not exercise. They age old offensive declarations of the “poor black” person who can’t afford to do insert whatever the white oh so got it together person gets to do. When we well know that lack of physical activity has less to do with race and more to do with access but whatever. If you really want to get a sense of blacks and cycling you should reach out beyond your desk and talk to the thousands of black cyclists who belong to hundreds of black cycling groups all over the world. It might behoove you connect with many of the Major Taylor cycling clubs including the one I belong to called Major Taylor Cycling Club of Chicago.
Wisdom from readers on African-American biking rates | PeopleForBikes
This is interesting - People For Bikes wrote an article claiming African-American people don’t ride bikes, and as you can imagine, have had some VERY strong responses. I see this all the time, if you look at any bike advocacy in the UK it’s invariably about white people (middle class, too, but that’s a different rant) cycling for “approved” reasons, ignoring huge swathes of the population.
"At 52 years old, Mitzi Silber raced her first road race. She is a self-described “normal” person, which we think is what makes her story so great. She shows strength, perseverance and a down-to-earth attitude that makes it clear that anyone can race a bike — and enjoy it! Thanks for the inspiration, Mitzi."
— Women’s Cycling Interview: Masters Racer Mitzi Silber - USA Cycling