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Dutch Cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten Suffers Horrific Crash At Rio Olympics 2016 (Video)

annemiek van vleuten cycling accident at rio olympics 2016

A day after French gymnast Samir Ait Said broke his leg while competing for men’s gymnastics on Saturday, Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten also becomes a victim of a horrible injury during the women’s road race at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Van Vleuten was leading the race when she cycled through a tight right-hander for her final descent and control of her bike. She then flipped head over heels and landed with her head in the gutter off the side of the road.

The 33-year-old biker was motionless for a while after the crash, but was said to be conscious and in shock. She was later brought to intensive care with concussion and three fractures to her spine.

Former gold medallist Chris Boardman said of the incident: “I’m actually quite angry about it because I looked at the road furniture and thought nobody can crash here and get up.”

Fellow Dutch star Anna van der Breggen later claimed gold.

Photos via Video Screen Grab/Twitter

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