Annemiek van Vleuten fractures her wrist after a fall while training


The Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten, of the Movistar Team, will be out for a few weeks due to a fracture in her right wrist after a fall during training this Thursday and for which she has already undergone surgery, according to her team’s report on Friday.

He indicated that “although there are no firm deadlines set” for her recovery, the assessment of the medical team that has operated on the Olympic champion at the Rijnstate Hospital in Arnhem (Netherlands) “confirms that her recovery will be total”, so he will not see his participation in the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France next July “compromised”.

“The management of the Movistar Team, in order to put the health of its runner ahead of any sporting objective, leaves aside for the moment any planning regarding her return to competition. For this reason, the races that her contest had planned in Spain in this coming May (Clásicas de Navarra, Itzulia and Vuelta a Burgos) are for the moment out of their calendar”, pointed out the Spanish team, who also thanked the doctors for “their quick steps to facilitate an operation the same day of his accident” and thus help “to a complete and more agile recovery”.