Annemiek van Vleuten breaks shoulder and pelvis in two places in Paris-Roubaix crash

The Dutchwoman regrets continuing after first crash in order to experience the race before second one brings multiple fractures

Annemiek van Vleuten
(Image credit: Getty)

Annemiek van Vleuten has broken her pelvis in two places in a crash during the inaugural women's Paris-Roubaix.

"Not a happy 2021 end for me," Van Vleuten said after the race, forced to abandon before live television pictures had even begun. "Stupid crash. Just wanted to get to the finish safe...result is broken pubic bone in two places and a long recovery staying in bed coming up. Bye bye holiday. Bye bye recharging. I have done this often but energy is running out."

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