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 ...

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