Dutch cycling holds its breath just before Christmas. Cyclist and world champion Amy Peters has been taken to hospital after suffering a serious accident during a training trip in Spain.
It is said that Peters was hit in the head and lost consciousness after a violent coup.
She was picked up by an ambulance helicopter and taken to the nearest hospital. There, she had surgery on her head last night, it was reported Dutch Cycling Federation.
The accident occurred during a training session with the Dutch national team.
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During the night operation, doctors at Alicante Hospital relieved the pressure on her head caused by the fall. Amy Peters will remain under anesthesia for the next few days. The association wrote in the update that if doctors let her wake up in a few days, injuries could be estimated.
They state that representatives of the family and the Dutch federation have traveled to the hospital and that other members of the national team are being looked after.
The athletic director of the Peters cycling team cuts off his fingers after the operation.
The operation was successful and the doctors are satisfied. Now we just have to wait and see how she is when she wakes up. We cross our fingers. There is still a lot of uncertainty, SD Worx sports director Danny Stam tells Dutch BN DeStem.
For many years, Pieters has had solid results on the bike, both on the road and on the track. Most recently in October, she became the world champion on the track at French Roubaix in pairs with Kirsten Wild.
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