Nicole Duke Raleigh-Clement Part Ways

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BOULDER, Colorado (VN) — After a series of health issues and an acrimonious split with her Raleigh-Clement team, American cyclocross racer Nicole Duke has put her 2012-13 season on hiatus.

A former World Cup downhill and dual-slalom mountain bike racer, Duke had her best cyclocross season to date last year racing for, finishing second overall in the U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross series and third at the U.S. national championships.

However, during the first half of the 2012-13 cyclocross season the 38-year-old Boulder resident has struggled with setbacks off the bike, including a change in teams — her contract with was not renewed — as well as a divorce, low iron levels, a tooth infection, and finally, an unexpected split with her new Raleigh-Clement team.

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