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.
She lay motionless while medical help arrived. No medical updates are available at this time. However, according to The Sun, reports on Dutch television said van Vleuten was conscious, but was in shock. The Dutch cycling federation confirmed on Twitter that van Vleuten was okay.
Dutch cyclist Anna van der Breggen won the event.
People took quickly to social media following the horrific-looking crash: