Dutch acquire silver in street race but Annemieke van Vleuten assumed she had won

Annemieke van Vleuten crosses the ending line. Image: Olaf Kraak ANP

Annemiek van Vleuten has received silver in the women’s street race at the Tokyo Olympics, but basically imagined she experienced won when she crossed the finishing line.

The Olympic title was taken by Austrian novice bicycle owner Anna Kiesenhofer, but very poor interaction intended Van Vleuten was not aware that any person was in front of her, immediately after she had overtaken Polish and Israeli contenders.

‘I thought I was initially,’ she informed broadcaster NOS instantly after the complete. ‘I was erroneous. We were not informed nearly anything.’

Annemiek van Vleuten, 38, skipped out on gold in Rio just after a large tumble during the race. She was favourite for the title and the 4 Dutch girls in the race all experienced a medal hope.

The silver is the next medal so far for the Netherlands. On Saturday, Gabriela Schloesser and Steve Wijler won a shock silver in the blended staff archery levels of competition.


Somewhere else at the Olympics, the women’s 4×100 freestyle relay crew, also considered a medal contender, concluded fourth, and in gymnastics, defending beam champion Sanne Wevers unsuccessful to qualify for the closing.

Wevers and her sister Lieke are both in Tokyo but without the need of their mentor and father Vincent, who has been embroiled in the row about the force on, and abuse of, young gymnasts.

Meanwhile, two far more associates of the Dutch squad have unsuccessful a coronavirus check –  rowing mentor Josy Verdonkschot and rower Finn Florijn. Before, another rowing coach, skateboarder Sweet Jacobs and taekwondo hopeful Reshmie Oogink all analyzed beneficial and have absent into isolation.

Four of the 5 ended up on the same flight, broadcaster NOS noted.