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Good Anger sparks Bertine's strong return to road

Updated: March 8, 2012, 12:20 PM ET
By Kathryn Bertine

When the UCI took away qualifying points I accumulated last season, I initially couldn't muster the desire to get back on the bike and continue my quest to reach the Olympics.

Slowly, the mental wounds healed and the sadness and frustration morphed into anger and motivation. Good anger, mind you, the kind that evokes passion, change and perseverance (as opposed to bad anger, which evokes sharp objects). Now, with my first few races of the season resulting in podium finishes, ...

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