Janneke Ensing (33) from Gieten broke her collarbone yesterday during the Clásica Femenina Navarra in Spain. After seventy kilometers, the Mitchelton-Scott rider crashed in a slight descent.
“I drove in a hole and flipped over,” said Ensing, who flew back to the Netherlands this morning. “At first I thought it was not too bad. But a photo was taken in the hospital in Spain. And it seems like a complicated clavicle fracture,” said Ensing.
“I was no longer in the front group. I had already done my work for teammate Annemiek van Vleuten”, she explains. Van Vleuten eventually won the race in Spain.
Accumulation of bad luck
The poison cup seems to have to be completely empty for the rider from Drenthe. In addition to the perils surrounding the coronavirus, which means she has to hand in seventy percent of her income this season, she also suffered a muscle tear in her upper leg during a mountain bike training session – mid-June. For Ensing, it was her second race yesterday after the corona break. On Thursday she drove her first race around Pamplona.
“My torn muscle in my thigh was nice. I had some reaction afterwards. But yesterday I didn’t notice anything. So I was happy with that,” says Ensing. It is mainly the accumulation of bad luck that affects her now. “When I was there yesterday, I immediately thought: How then and why? Does that bad luck never stop?”
NK in Drenthe?
“I am now on my way to the hospital in Arnhem. If necessary, I can probably go through the Monday Monday. After surgery, recovery often goes faster. I now know that the Strade Bianche from 1 August comes too early. I hope that I will get the NK in Drenthe on August 22 “, Ensing concludes.
Last season, the resident of Gieten also crashed hard three times and changed teams twice.