The 2016 Olympics’ women’s road race was an aggressive, and tight race. The women rode 141km on a challenging track filled with grueling climbs, and rough cobblestones on Sunday.
Annemiek van Vleuten suffered a severe crash when she lost control of her bike during the latter stages of the Olympic women’s cycling road race on Sunday.
The Dutch rider was leading the race with about 10km to go. However, she crashed head-first, and off the side of the road after skidding on a descent. The crash was captured on live TV on the rigorous Rio road course.
The race came down to the final seconds, with Team USA’s Mara Abbott just missing medal placement. a two-woman event between van Vleuten and Abbott. Emma Johansson of Sweden and Elisa Longo Borghini of Italy secured silver and bronze, respectively.
Anna van der Breggen won gold with a time of three hours, 51 minutes and 27 seconds.
Here are the medal results from the event:
Gold: Anna van der Breggen– Holland (3:51:27)
Silver: Emma Johansson– Swedend (3:51:27)
Bronze: Elisa Longo Borghini– (Italy 3:51:27)