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Dutch Cyclist Anna van Vleuten In Horrible Crash During Olympics' Road Race

Anna van Vleuten, a Dutch cyclist, was involved in a horrible bike crash during the women's road race competition at the Olympics this afternoon.

van Vleuten was in the lead of the 141km that is filled with "tough climbs" and "bumpy cobblestones," per NBC.

The bike crash happened while she was making a turn coming down a hill. The crash involved van Vleuten terrifyingly flipping over the front of her bike and coming down on her head/neck area.

Here's video.

">@AvVleuten!! Parece que queda inconsciente... #Rio2016pic.twitter.com/QgI0PXw9B8

— Alejandra González (@AleGonzalezG7) August 7, 2016

An update of van Vleuten's status has yet to be provided. An outpouring of love and support has been sent her way on Twitter.

">@AvVleuten is ok??? — Declan Mc Glone (@dexradio)

Need to hear that @AvVleuten is ok???

— Declan Mc Glone (@dexradio) August 7, 2016

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">@AvVleuten. Puts a damper on the fantastic ride by American Mara Abbott.#olympiccycling — Lynn Pounian (@Panger2016) August 7, 2016

">@AvVleuten

I have seen lots of shunts in my life... @AvVleuten@Olympics gives me goosebumps and makes me sick. #pray

— allard kalff (@allardkalff) August 7, 2016

">@Olympics gives me goosebumps and makes me sick. #pray — allard kalff (@allardkalff)

I have seen lots of shunts in my life... @AvVleuten@Olympics gives me goosebumps and makes me sick. #pray

— allard kalff (@allardkalff) August 7, 2016

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">@AvVleuten - how did this descent gain approval? Awful sight to see. #RioOlympics2016 — Rhona McLeod (@RhonaMcLeod)

Horrific crash - all thoughts with @AvVleuten - how did this descent gain approval? Awful sight to see. #RioOlympics2016

— Rhona McLeod (@RhonaMcLeod) August 7, 2016

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">@AvVleuten. — Katie Spiro (@KatieSpiro) August 7, 2016

Hopefully van Vleuten is OK and, if she is injured, that is isn't serious. We'll be sure to provide an update of her status once something is released. Until then, be sure to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

The women's road race has yet to finish and is currently being televised on NBC.

Update: While initial reports suggested van Vleuten was "okay," it turns out she has suffered some injuries. According to Yahoo, she suffered a concussion and has three fractures in her lumbar spine. She's considered to be in stable condition.