Van Vleuten provides an update of the physical state of affairs on its own website. “In the meantime I have already gone three times to make a round on my city bike. There I sit so upright and also on a very soft and wide saddle, that this was actually painless. Last Tuesday I took my first ride. After 16 kilometers I was completely exhausted, but it went. Pain is still my guide to what I should and shouldn’t do, but as long as I don’t feel pain, I can put weight on and move,” Van Vleuten said.
“Last Wednesday, at a check-up in the hospital, pictures were taken again and everything looked good. The doctors are convinced that I can fully recover from this without any problems. There is simply a recovery period of four to six weeks for every bone fracture, and this time also stands for me. I may be a bit more motivated and less afraid to start moving as soon as I can responsibly. And then 48 hours after the fall you simply sit on an exercise bike (under the watchful eye of the physiotherapist and with the permission of the doctor of course). I do think that that way you make progress a bit faster and in any case you don’t lose a lot of muscle and condition.”
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Annemiek van Vleuten back on the bike after a hard fall in Paris-Roubaix | Cycling
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