violent crash in women's road race

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Shortly before van Vleuten's crash, condensation started to appear on NBC's camera lenses, and television commentators worried that competitors were riding hard into curves. She was traveling at something near 50 mph, and the crash was clearly horrific from the second it happened.


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Annemiek van Vleuten (Holland) has a horrible looking crash on a tight right-hander. The Dutchwoman's front wheel appeared to lock up and she was propelled over her handlebar and into a tree.
 

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Van Vleuten update
I'm pleased to report that Dutch television are saying that Annemiek van Vleuten is 'okay' following the horrible looking crash put an end to her Olympic road race. Maurits Hendriks, the Dutch Chef de Mission, said a short while ago: 'Van Vleuten in ambulance, full consciousness'.
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/olympics...2016-womens-road-race-live-lizzie-armitstead/
 
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