Van Vleuten cleared to ride UCI World Championships road race

Annemiek van Vleuten
Annemiek van Vleuten (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The Dutch Cycling Federation have announced that Annemiek van Vleuten will defend her elite women’s road race world title on Saturday after team doctors gave her permission to race just eight days after fracturing her wrist at the Giro Rosa. 

Van Vleuten had a metal plate inserted into her wrist during surgery and will ride with a special brace. 

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.