Liane Lippert, a prominent rider for Movistar Team, is currently sidelined due to a stress fracture, a common overuse injury in runners, often termed a fatigue or march fracture. This injury, particularly prevalent in the foot due to excessive foot bone strain, has forced the 25-year-old German champion to take a break from cycling.
Lippert revealed in a podcast that she would be off her bike for the time being but anticipated resuming her training for the upcoming road season in about two weeks. Her absence marks a significant pause in her ascending career trajectory, which has seen her become one of the more successful riders in the peloton in recent years.
Her accomplishments in the past season testify to her prowess. Not only did Lippert secure her second consecutive German national championship, but she also claimed stage victories in prestigious races such as the Tour de France Femmes, the Tour de Romandie, and the Tre Valli Varesine. Additionally, she achieved commendable results elsewhere, including a second place in La Flèche Wallonne, a third in Brabantse Pijl, a seventh in Strade Bianche, and an eighth in Dwars door Vlaanderen, highlighting her versatility and strength as a rider.