The light is still green. Annemiek van Vleuten will start Saturday’s road race after breaking his stable elbow in a fall in the mixed relay. Extra Time Koers decided that common sense (probably) should prevail.

It’s not the first time for Annemiek van Vleuten on Saturday. At the 2018 World Championships in Innsbruck, she suffered a serious fall that broke her knee and saw her finish seventh.

This time, it’s “only” a matter of a “stable elbow fracture” after an unlucky day in a mixed relay, but it’s an incident that evokes mixed feelings for Lotte Kopecky.

“That’s Annemiek van Vleuten. You can’t ignore her,” says the Belgian leader.

“But somewhere it’s twice as much. If you want more safety in a race, you start with a broken elbow, which means your reaction speed slows down a lot. I think it’s twice as much. .”

If you want more safety in your race, you start with a broken elbow. In other words, the reaction speed is greatly reduced. I think it’s double.

Kopecky may have been a little cynical, but the message was clear. Is it safe to race with an injury like that? Can you start Van Vleuten?

“Lawson Craddock once was on the back of the Tour with a broken wrist.

“In the Tour they make it a martyr,” added Jan Bacherant.

What does Adrie van der Poel think about security issues? “If you can’t race functionally, you’ll have to make the smart decisions yourself.”

“You must not be a danger to anyone else. You must be consistent with serious falls. Go home.”

“The final decision must be left to the match doctor,” Jan Bekrantz concluded the discussion. “This way he can view the files and make decisions.”

Program and Results 2022 World Cycling Championships
Sunday 18th September Time Trial Women’s Elite 34.2 kg 1:35 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. Ellen Van Dyke (Ned) report
time trial men elite 34.2 kg 5:40am – 9:00am Tobias Foss (Noo) report
Monday, September 19th Time Trial Male Promise 28.8 kg 5:20 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Soren Wærenskjold (Noo) report
Tuesday, September 20th Time Trial Women’s Junior 14.1 kg 1:30am – 3:00am Zoe Backstead (GBr) report
time trial men junior 28.8 kg 5:20 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Joshua Tarling (GBr) report
Wednesday, September 21st mixed redemption 28.2 kg 6:20 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Switzerland report
Friday, September 23rd road race men junior 135.6 kg 12:30 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. Emil Herzog (Germany) report
Road Ride Men’s Promise 169.8 kg 5am ​​- 9:15am Evgeny Fedorov (Kaz) report
Saturday, September 24th Road Race Women’s Junior 67.2 kg 12:00 a.m. to 1:55 a.m.
Female elite of road racing 164.3 kg 3:55 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Sunday 25th September Road Race Men’s Elite 266.9 kg 2:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.

Source: Sporza


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