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Monday, August 8, 2016
Dutch cyclist in intensive care after fracturing her back in gruesome crash 6 miles from winning gold medal
Dutch cyclist Annemiek Van Vleuten had a comfortable lead in the women's Olympic road race just six miles shy of the finish line when she suffered an awful crash on a steep, slippery descent. She went head-over-handlebars and appeared to land headfirst on the road's curb.
After the race, the Dutch cycling federation announced the she had fractured her back in three places, and suffered a concussion from the crash. She will spend the night in intensive care.