Sanne Cant sidelined with knee injury after Flamanville crash

Sanne Cant

Sanne Cant, the Belgian cyclocross champion, is facing a brief hiatus from cycling following a painful crash during the World Cup in Flamanville. As reported by WielerFlits, her team Crelan-Corendon confirmed that Cant suffered a minor knee injury, necessitating a week off the bike.

The incident in Flamanville was quite severe for Cant, who fell heavily in a muddy turn and, despite attempting to continue, was forced to withdraw due to excessive pain.

Cant was scheduled to attend a team stage in Benicassim this week. “She is participating in the stage, but following a modified programme. The Val di Sole race was not on her schedule. It’s still too early to decide if she’ll compete in the races the following weekend,” her team stated.

In recent weeks, Cant has consistently secured top 10 finishes, with notable performances including a fifth place in the Superprestige of Niel and a sixth in the Urban Cross in Kortrijk. Prior to the season, she expressed her intention to focus mainly on the Saturday races. “The World Cups are a bit too challenging to aim for wins, but you find beautiful televised races on Saturdays,”