Arlenis Sierra recovering after collision with vehicle while training

Arlenis Sierra A.R. Monex Liv Women's Pro Cycling Team
(Image credit: A.R. Monex Liv Women's Pro Cycling Team)

A.R. Monex Liv Women's Pro Cycling Team announced that Cuban champion Arlenis Sierra has been taken to hospital in Conegliano after a collision with a vehicle while training on Thursday in Tarzo, Italy. Medical reports confirmed no fractures or concussions, according to a team statement.

"A great scare, but luckily in the end it was possible to breathe a sigh of relief: yesterday, Thursday, 11 March, Arlenis Sierra was the victim of a bad accident in training after a collision with a car on a downhill stretch, but medical checks performed at the hospital did not reveal any fractures or other serious problems such as head trauma or concussion," the team stated in a press release on Friday. 

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Kirsten Frattini
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Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.