Annemiek van Vleuten will ride in the women’s road race at the Road World Championships despite fracturing her elbow. In a shocking crash, Van Vleuten says her front tyre exploded in Wednesday’s mixed team trial which saw her suddenly veer across the road and into the barrier.
Ad She managed to ride with her team-mates in training in Thursday and after a further medical examination on Friday, the Dutch national team have confirmed she will take to the start line in Wollongang.
World ChampionshipsRider ratings: Kopecky the rider to beat in women's road race in Wollongong11 HOURS AGO «Very nice news from Wollongong: Annemiek van Vleuten will ride the road race at the World Championships on Saturday,» a statement from the Dutch federation read… «A final test today showed that the recovery was sufficient to be able to participate.» Having won the Tour de France Femmes, Giro d'Italia Donne and Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta this season, Van Vleuten was the big favourite to become a two-time world champion after taking the rainbow jersey in 2019.
Rider Ratings: Kopecky the rider to beat in women’s road race in Wollongong Wright insists ‘nice big win’ is on horizon after year of near-misses Van Vleuten, Marianne Vos, Demi Vollering, and Ellen Van Dijk are set to lead the Dutch team as they look to reclaim the rainbow jersey after Elisa Balsamo ended their four-year run of domination 12 months ago.Read more on eurosport.com