Van Vleuten, with a broken wrist after a fall in training, absent from the Spanish races in May


The Movistar Team announces today Friday that its leader Annemiek van Vleuten suffered a fracture in her right wrist after a fall in training this Thursday. The Dutch woman underwent surgery yesterday night at the Rijnstate Hospital in Arnhem, in her native country.

Although there are no firm deadlines set for Van Vleuten’s recovery, the assessment of the medical team that operated on the Olympic champion after said intervention confirms that her recovery will be complete. Annemiek’s plans regarding her participation in the Grand Tours that she will face in July (Giro d’ Italia Donne and Tour de France Femmes) will also not be compromised by this injury.

The management of the Movistar Team, in order to put the health of its rider ahead of any sporting objective, leaves aside any planning for her return to competition for the time being. For this reason, the races in which Van Vleuten had planned her contest in our country this coming May (Clásicas de Navarra, Itzulia Women and Vuelta a Burgos) are for the time being left out of her calendar.

Van Vleuten and the Movistar Team would like to thank the Rijnstate medical team for their quick efforts to facilitate an operation on the same day as her accident, which they trust will contribute to a full and more agile recovery for the Dutchwoman.