Rio Olympics: Dutch Cyclist Annamiek van Vleuten OK After Scary Crash in Final Leg of Competition
By CBS News
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Clyclist Annamiek van Vleuten of the Netherlands was in the lead, holding off a pack of challengers in the final stages of the women's road race on Sunday on Copacabana beach, before suffering a scary crash during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
Van Vleuten was trying to make a quick, right turn on a steep corner, but was going a bit too fast. She toppled over the front of her handle bars and hit her head on the pavement. Thankfully, she was wearing a helmet and was somehow unharmed.
The Unicon Cycliste International gave an update on her condition via Twitter, saying, ".@AvVleuten continues to be under examination but apparently no serious medical problem. Thank you to all medical staff and UCI Commissaires."