Van Vleuten not ruling out World Championships participation despite broken wrist

Road race world champion Annemiek van Vleuten of the Netherlands en route to winning the 2020 European Championships road race in Plouay, France
Road race world champion Annemiek van Vleuten of the Netherlands en route to winning the 2020 European Championships road race in Plouay, France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The reigning elite women's road race world champion, Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott), hasn't ruled out trying to defend her title as part of the Dutch national team at the 2020 UCI Road World Championships in Imola, Italy, on September 26, despite having crashed out of the Giro Rosa on Thursday and been sidelined with a broken wrist.

"My doctors think very much in terms of possibilities, and I was surprised about that," Van Vleuten said on the radio show Langs de Lijn (Along the Line) on Dutch station NPO Radio 1 on Saturday, according to NOS.nl.

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