Van Vleuten leaves the Giro Rosa and will miss the World Cup

The Dutchwoman, who was leading the race, suffered a fall in the last kilometer where Vos was also involved. He has a broken wrist.

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The Dutch Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott), who was the outstanding leader of the women's Giro d'Italia, has had to be transferred to a hospital after falling, as has her compatriot Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv), winner of three stages, when the seventh day was over. Van Vleuten was transferred to a health center with pain in her wrist and several hours later the worst prognoses were confirmed: wrist fracture, abandonment of the Giro and final goodbye to the World Cup. Hard blow, physical and moral, for the Dutch, who will not be able to fight to revalidate her rainbow jersey. Race organizers further reported that her teammate Amanda Spratt was also involved in the accident and suffers a shoulder injury and concussion.

Van Vleuten and Vos were part of a small group making their way to the finish line in Maddaloni. Both runners, along with four others, fell during the last kilometer, although they crossed the finish line, with the leader as the worst stop and holding her left wrist in pain.

Van Vleuten led the general classification with two stages to go and was chasing his third consecutive overall title at the Giro Rosa. Vos has won three stages in this edition, with which he has 28 partial victories in his career in the Women's Giro. The sprint winner was Lotte Kopecky (Lotto Soudal) from Belgium, who beat Britain's Elizabeth Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) and Poland's Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Canyon SRAM). This Friday the eighth and penultimate stage will be held, 91.5 kilometers between Castelnuovo della Daunia and San Marco la Catola.



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