Niewiadoma calls early end to season after Paris-Roubaix Femmes crash

LANDERNEAU FRANCE JUNE 26 Katarzyna Niewiadoma of Poland and Team Canyon SRAM Racing at start during the 8th La Course By Le Tour De France 2021 a 1077km race from Brest to Landerneau Cte De La Fosse Aux Loups 176m Team Presentation Silhouette LaCourse LeTour TDF2021 UCIWWT on June 26 2021 in Landerneau France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM) went into the first-ever Paris-Roubaix Femmes fresh from the podium of the World Championships, where delivered an attacking performance that proved just how well-prepared she was for her final block of racing for 2021. The 27-year-old’s season, however, came to an abrupt halt before she even got to the cobbles of the history-making event in northern France.

A crash after 30km meant that instead of celebrating as she crossed the finish line at the hallowed Roubaix velodrome, Niewiadoma was on her way to hospital to have her injuries checked.

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