Annemiek van Vleuten abandons Giro Rosa, out of World Championships with confirmed wrist fracture

ASSISI ITALY SEPTEMBER 13 Start Annemiek Van Vleuten of The Netherlands and Team Mitchelton Scott Pink Leader Jersey during the 31st Giro dItalia Internazionale Femminile 2020 Stage 3 a 1422km stage from Santa Fiora to Assisi 413m GiroRosaIccrea GiroRosa on September 13 2020 in Assisi Italy Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
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Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) has abandoned the 2020 Giro Rosa following confirmation of a broken wrist sustained in a crash during stage 7 into Maddaloni. Van Vleuten was leading the overall classification in an attempt to win her third consecutive title at the women’s Grand Tour when she crashed inside the final kilometre with her teammate Amanda Spratt, who sustained an injured right shoulder and concussion, and Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv).

The maglia rosa will pass to Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM), who finished the stage in third, and was second in the general classification, 1:48 behind Van Vleuten. Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) moves into second place 15 seconds behind the Polish rider.

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