Mara Abbott crashes at Redlands Stage 2, gets up and wins the stage!

It was a rough day for Mara Abbott in Stage 2 of the 2016 Redlands Bicycle Classic, CyclingNews has the details:

Abbott suffered abrasions to her left shoulder and hip and was experiencing pain in her neck and shoulder at the finish. Medical personnel on scene advised her to have the injuries checked at an urgent care facility, but the slight climbing phenom was reluctant.

"It was one of those where there was a bunch of people going down, and I actually managed to go around them but someone else did not, so they took me out from behind," she said while waiting for the podium ceremony. "Thankfully, considering how fast we were going, I landed on another person but it put a pretty good ding to my limited edition Amy D Lazer helmet."

Despite cracking her Lazer Z1 helmet into 2 pieces Abbott was able to get back on the bike and not only finish the stage but also riding away from the rest of the field, winning the stage and taking the overall lead in the race.

After the race Mara tweeted "I'm lucky to have been wearing it!! It may be in two pieces now, but my head is not."

We are glad you are OK Mara!

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