Van Vleuten's 2021 season ends with fracture in Paris-Roubaix crash

Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar)
Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

UCI World Rankings and Women's WorldTour leader Annemiek van Vleuten's 2021 season has come to an end after the Olympic time trial champion crashed during the inaugural Paris-Roubaix Femmes and suffered a fractured pubic bone.

"Not a 2022 happy end for me. Stupid crash. Just wanted to go to the finish safe," the Movistar rider wrote on social media. "Result is broken pubic bone in 2 places and a long recovery staying in bed coming up."

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