No fractures for Van der Poel after Tokyo Olympics crash

Mathieu van der Poel (Netherlands) after crashing in the Tokyo Olympics MTB event
Mathieu van der Poel (Netherlands) after crashing in the Tokyo Olympics MTB event (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Mathieu van der Poel has been cleared of fractures after undergoing medical examinations following his crash in the men's cross-country mountain bike event at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Monday, the Dutch national team coach Gerben de Knegt confirmed to Wielerflits.nl.

Van der Poel suffered a dramatic fall from a high drop-off on the first lap of the Izu City course and although he remounted his bike and continued racing, moving up to as high as 13th place, but then dropped out with the final two of seven laps remaining because of the pain in his hip.

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