Annemiek van Vleuten already cycling again after suffering broken bones at Paris-Roubaix

The Olympic time trial champion managed to start riding just ten days after she broke her shoulder and pelvis in two places at Paris-Roubaix

Annemiek van Vleuten
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Annemiek van Vleuten is somehow already back cycling outdoors, just two weeks after she broke her pelvis in two places and suffered a broken shoulder during the inaugural women's Paris-Roubaix.

The Dutch rider fell during one of the treacherous cobblestone sections, with her recovery time expected to take between four to six weeks before she even managed to get back on her bike. However, within two days, Van Vleuten shared images of her on an exercise bike in hospital. 

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.