Amber Neben puts new spin on adversity

Updated: June 24, 2013, 12:24 PM ET
By Kathryn Bertine | Special to espnW

Amber Neben, a two-time Olympian, world champion and national champion, is arguably one of the toughest women in professional cycling, if not all of sport. On May 17 at the Tour of California time trial, Neben suffered a crash that left her with broken ribs, a fractured hip and shoulder damage. Yet for all she's endured, broken bones are relatively low on her list of obstacles. From meningitis and cancer to crashes and surgeries, Neben, 38, has clawed her way back to the top more than ...

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