Annemiek van Vleuten cycling again within ten days of Paris-Roubaix breaks

ROUBAIX FRANCE OCTOBER 02 Detailed view of Annemiek Van Vleuten of Netherlands and Movistar Team speaks to the media press prior to the 1st ParisRoubaix 2021 Womens Elite a 1164km race from Denain to Roubaix ParisRoubaixFemmes ParisRoubaix on October 02 2021 in Roubaix France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) before the Paris-Roubaix Femmes (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

It is only a little over two weeks ago that Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) fractured her shoulder and pelvis in two places during a wet first edition of the Paris-Roubaix Femmes, yet she’s already been riding outside a number of times in what has turned out to be a considerably different recovery process than initially expected.

Immediately after the injury the world’s number one ranked rider had thought she may be bed ridden for weeks but instead it was only two days till she was on an exercise bike and then ten days after the accident she was outside on a bike pedalling.

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Simone Giuliani
Australia Editor

Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.