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GB sprinter Victoria Williamson to undergo further surgery after Rotterdam crash

GB sprinter Victoria Williamson to undergo further surgery after Rotterdam crash

Meanwhile Katie Archibald reveals she is recovering from knee injury, putting Worlds in doubt Track sprinter Victoria Williamson is in a stable condition in hospital in Rotterdam after suffering multiple injuries in a crash at the Six Day meeting in the Dutch city on Saturday evening.

The 22-year-old, who in 2013 partnered Becky James to track sprint bronze at the World Championships in Minsk, faces a long recovery, with her hopes of competing in this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio over.

In a further blow to Great Britain’s track squad, it has emerged that Katie Archibald is likely miss the World Championships at the Lea Valley VeloPark in London in March after rupturing knee ligaments in a crash last month.

Williamson fractured her pelvis and a number of vertebrae as a result of the crash during an individual sprint heat, which according to British Cycling (link is external) also resulted in her receiving a cut to her right flank.

Organisers decided to abandon racing for the evening following the crash, asking fans to leave the venue.

Justin Grace, Great Britain team sprint coach, said on Sunday: "Victoria is being very well looked after here in Rotterdam and the well-wishes people have been sending […]

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