Van Vleuten pedalling again after surgery

Annemiek Van Vleuten celebrates her second consecutive time trial world title

Time trial world champion Annemiek van Vleuten ( Mitchelton-Scott ) is pedalling again following surgery to repair the tibial plateau fracture she suffered in a crash during the UCI Road World Championships elite women's road race late last month. The 36-year-old Dutchwoman posted a video on Twitter of herself gingerly pedalling a stationary bike, with the word "Milestone" noting the significance of the day. Van Vleuten, who defended her time trial world title four days before crashing in the road race and finishing seventh, underwent surgery on October 1 to repair the fractured bone in her knee. She said at the time her recovery would require wearing a brace for four weeks that would not allow her to bend the joint. Her 'milestone' on Monday was the first time she's been able t go through an entire pedal stroke. Van Vleuten went down in a crash with Great Britain's Dani ...

Read on Cycling News


More Like This

Card image cap

Surgery for Van Vleuten after Worlds crash

View
Card image cap

Van Vleuten to return to racing at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Strade Bianche

View
Card image cap

Van Vleuten’s climbing prowess reaches its peak

View
Card image cap

World Championships 2018: Van Vleuten comfortable winner on all Dutch podium

View
Card image cap

Van Vleuten: Strade Bianche might be too hard for me

View
Card image cap

Van Vleuten to lead strong Mitchelton-Scott squad at women's Dwars door Vlaanderen

View
Card image cap

Van Vleuten surprises herself with Strade Bianche victory

View
Card image cap

Women’s TT worlds: Dutch sweep, Annemiek repeats

View
Card image cap

World Championships: Dutch fab four rival for women's time trial title in Innsbruck

View
Card image cap

Mitchelton-Scott to send powerful women's team to Strade Bianche

View