This past summer, Kaitie Keough (Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld) made the decision to live and race full time in Belgium for the first time in her career. Following the U.S. World Cups, she moved to Sittard, Netherlands along with her husband Luke and started racing the World Cups and races in Belgium full time.
About a month ago, we chatted with Keough, and she said she had been enjoying the adventure and constant learning experience that comes with racing in Belgium.
Keough returned to the U.S. for Lakewood Nationals, where she finished fifth, and then again returned to Europe for the Namur World Cup.
Keough’s Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld team announced via Instagram that the 27-year-old rider made the decision to return to the U.S. for health reasons following a DNF at the Namur World Cup. She had been scheduled to start at World Cup Zolder but was a DNS.
The full post from Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld is below.
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After struggling to find the consistent, high level form that @kaitiekeough has had in the past, she has decided to return to the US as of December 26th. While at her home in Colorado, Kaitie will undergo a battery of tests, as well as make some adjustments to her training. Her return to racing is unknown at point. Also on the mend is Kaitie’s teammate, @katieclousee who suffered a dislocated shoulder after a nasty crash at the Namur round of the UCI World Cup. She has been on the trainer and resumed light road training but will be out of action for a short period. 📷 @mcmahon_meg
Featured image: Bart Hazen