Crash not enough to stop Van Vleuten from solo victory at Setmana Ciclista Valenciana

Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar)
Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) attacked solo over the Alto Barx and not even a crash on the final descent could stop her from winning the opening stage at the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana on Thursday. Movistar Team confirmed to Cyclingnews that Van Vleuten has not sustained serious injuries but has bruises on her right elbow and leg.

"She’s mostly fine," a Movistar Team representative wrote to Cyclingnews. "Some bruises at her right elbow and leg, but she’s actually gone back to our hotel, 7km, by bike and she doesn’t seem bothered ... in good spirits."

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