While leading the women’s road race competition with under seven miles to go, Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten crashed heading downhill.
Van Vleuten was leading the 85-mile race at the time. The Dutch Cycling Federation announced she was conscious following the accident and headed to the hospital. Van Vleuten was later diagnosed with a concussion and three spinal fractures, according to Dutch outlet NOS. She is in the hospital in intensive-care.
Cameras captured the crash, which happened as she went around a curve, careening into the curb headfirst and laying motionless.
Van Vleuten tweeted later Sunday that she “will be fine.”
American Mara Abbott passed her to take the lead after the accident, but finished fourth. Another Dutch rider, Anna van der Breggen, finished first.
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