Big blow for Annemiek Van Vleuten, victim of a broken elbow



Annemiek van Vleuten is very doubtful for the road race of the World Championships taking place in Australia, in Wollongong, The star of women's cycling, who won this season's three Grand Tours, suffers from a fracture in her right elbow, after a fall in the mixed relay on Wednesday.

In this event, which brings together three men and three women per team, Van Vleuten fell shortly after the start, hitting the pavement hard. On Twitter, she explained that her front tire had exploded. The Dutch Cycling Federation issued a statement reporting a non-displacement fracture to her elbow, saying a decision on her participation in the road race on Saturday, of which she was one of the big favorites, was to be taken. "later in the week". The Netherlands finished fifth in the race won by Switzerland ahead of Italy and Australia.



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