Cycling champions overcome adversity

Updated: November 1, 2012, 4:11 PM ET
By Kathryn Bertine

Adversity. There isn't a champion in the world who hasn't been through it in some regard. It is often said that what holds us back the most is our own mind. For athletes, sometimes taking a peek into someone else's mind can help us gain strength and motivation. When life throws its infamous curveballs, here are some reminders that even Olympians and world and national champions have struggled, rebuilt and overcome the challenges they've faced.

Dotsie Bausch, 2012 Olympic silver ...

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