Annemiek van Vleuten wins in first appearance since Olympics crash

Having fractured her spine in three places and suffered severe concussion at the Olympic Games, Annemiek van Vleuten bounces back to win just a month later

Annemiek van Vleuten shortly before her crash. Photo: Yuzuru Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Nearly a month to the day after her horror crash at the Olympic Games, which left her hospitalised for several days, Annemiek van Vleuten stormed to victory in her first race back.

Van Vleuten crashed heavily on the final descent of the Rio 2016 road race, leaving her with three spinal fractures, severe concussion and an enforced stay in a local hospital.

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