Shirin van Anrooij taken to hospital after crash at Cyclo-cross World Cup in Tabor

UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup
The crash at the elite women's race of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Tabor (Image credit: Getty Images)

Shirin van Anrooij has been taken to hospital with injuries sustained in a crash during the elite women's race at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Tabor on Sunday. The junior world champion injured her arm and will undergo surgery to correct a wound caused by a piece of disc brake, according to her team Telenet Baloise Lions.

"Shirin Van Anrooij her forearm was injured by a piece of a disc brake in the crash following the start of the race. She will undergo surgery this evening. At this moment, it looks like no muscles or tendons are heavily damaged," the team stated in a post on Twitter.

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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.