The Dutch cyclist Amy Pieters is in an artificial coma after falling during a training ride with the national team in Alicante this week.
Pieters (30) lost consciousness after the collision and was taken to the hospital by rescue plane.
The Dutch street racing champion had an operation to relieve the pressure on her brain from the fall.
She is still in an induced coma, said Dutch Cycling, adding that an assessment would be possible “in a few days”.
Pieters recently became Madison World Champion for the third time in a row alongside Kirsten Wild and won the second stage of the Women’s Tour in 2021. She also won the Dutch national road race and Nokere Koerse earlier this year.
Dutch Cycling added: “At the moment, no further announcements can be made about the accident.”