Video: Moment cyclist who was leading race fell down some distance to finish line

Video: Moment cyclist who was leading race fell down some distance to finish line

Cyclist Anniemiek van Vleuten was leading the women’s cycling event at the 2016 Rio Olympics in Rio, Brazil when she mysteriously crashed, fell down and lay motionless – 6 miles from the finish line.

Video: Moment cyclist who was leading race fell down some distance to finish lineVideo: Moment cyclist who was leading race fell down some distance to finish line
Video: Moment cyclist who was leading race fell down some distance to finish line
Video: Moment cyclist who was leading race fell down some distance to finish line

Although the Dutch Cycling Federation confirmed van Vleuten to be “OK and conscious,” she went ahead to lose the race. Fortunately, her teammate, Anna van der Breggen won gold, Sweden’s Emma Johansson took silver, while Elisa Borghini of Italy won the bronze medal.

Watch the moment Vleuten’s dream of 2016 Olympics gold crashed: