Activ8’s Giro Jersey Design Judge, Philip Deignan, determined to return to Italian race

Philip Deignan-webWhat keeps a top notch athlete going game after game, bout after bout, race after race? Spirit, determination, resilience, and resolve—fitting descriptors of elite cyclist and recent Activ8/Giro d'Italia Jersey Design Competition judge, Philip Deignan.

A bicycle training crash in mid-February had broken Philip's right collarbone, jeopardising his chance to participate in this year's Giro d'Italia cycling race.

Not one to let an injury hold him back, Philip made a return to cycling with the Team Sky squad in early April—his collarbone holding up well. Fortitude and hard work has led the cyclist to be optimistic about a place at the starting line at the prestigious Italian race in May.

Now in his tenth year as a professional cyclist, Donegal's Philip Deignan is the first Irishman to ride in the Team Sky colours. Philip enjoyed a top racing result in the USA Pro Challenge last year. Here's wishing Philip all the best of luck in racing in Italy this year!

IMPORTANT UPDATE!

It's now a definite, no longer a maybe—Ireland’s Philip Deignan has been named in Team Sky’s line-up for the 2014 Giro d’Italia, which starts in Belfast and has three stages in Ireland next month.

Although the Letterkenny man has ridden the Giro on three previous occasions, it will be his first Grand Tour for the Sky team.

 

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