Rabo Liv’s chances of following up last year’s World Championships silver medal in the women’s team time trial were all but diminished. Three of four riders were involved in a crash while cornering a roundabout.
Annemiek Van Vleuten sliced into the barriers as she was leading a string of four Rabo Liv riders out of a roundabout. Three of the four went spinning onto the tarmac. Van Vleuten and Anna Van Der Breggen were subsequently taken to hospital. Later reports say that Van Vleuten needed stitches, whilst Van Der Breggen apparently has a broken pelvis.