25 Sep 2011

Villumsen crashes at world champs

6:57 am on 25 September 2011

The New Zealand cyclist Linda Villumsen has crashed during the elite women's road race at the world champs in Copenhagen.

Villumsen was brought down when a rider fell in front of her durng the final lap of the 140 kilometre race.

She suffered minor injuries but after some running repairs to her bike was able to finish more than two minutes behind winner, defending champion Giorgia Bronzini of Italy.

Earlier in the week Villumsen won the silver medal in the time trial.