Rider Amy Peters of Spain will be taken on Thursday by the specialist Eurocross team to a hospital in the Netherlands, where medical treatment will continue. Peters, who has been held in an artificial coma in a Spanish hospital since a serious fall during training on December 23, is being flown by plane.
The 30-year-old fell during road practice for the national track team near Calpe, Spain. She lost consciousness as a result. In the hospital in Alicante, she underwent a cranial operation, during which doctors relieved the pressure in her head caused by the fall.
“Peters is now breathing independently and sedation has been reduced,” her SD Worx team said in a statement Wednesday night. Its status is otherwise stable but has not changed. Only when the rider awakens can paramedics make a first impression of the consequences of the fall.
Pieters is a successful cyclist with, among other things, three world titles with Kirsten Wild in the pairing race. It also scored a number of notable road victories. For example, she won the Dutch road championship last summer and the European title in 2019. She is the daughter of retired Belgian track coach Peter Peters.
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