British sprinter crashes heavily during Rotterdam Six-Day event, fracturing her pelvis, vertebrae and ribs Victoria Williamson Great Britain 2014 track world cup Great Britain track sprinter Victoria Williamson crashed heavily during the Rotterdam Six-Day on Saturday evening, fracturing several vertebrae, ribs and her pelvis.
The 22-year-old from Norfolk was taken to hospital in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where she is currently in a stable and non-life threatening condition after surgery. British Cycling reports that she will remain in hospital for the next few days for monitoring.
Williamson collided with Dutch rider Elis Ligtlee during a round of the omnium. The race organiser cancelled the remainder of the evening’s events in the wake of the incident. Tonight’s racing has been cancelled after a crash by Elis Ligtlee and Victoria Williamson. #zesdaagse — Zesdaagse Rotterdam (@zesdaagse) January 9, 2016 Williamson’s injuries will likely rule her out of competing in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
“Victoria is being very well looked after here in Rotterdam and the well-wishes people have been sending her are very much appreciated,” said Great Britain Cycling Team sprint coach Justin Grace.
“She gave us all a scare last night and while her injuries are serious they are not life-threatening.
“From a performance […]