Cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten's face is still black-and-blue after her horrific crash late in Sunday's road race, but at least, she has a smile on her face again.

The Dutchwoman Tweeted a picture of herself on Tuesday marked by scars and swellings and tape to the left side of her face.

"Hard to deal with my disappointment but also proud about our performance," Van Vleuten said.

Van Vleuten crashed hard during the descent toward the finish line when she led the race.
She lay motionless on the curb until medics got to her and was taken to hospital.


Despite the heavy crash and three minor back fractures, she was not expected to have lasting damage.

Instead of her winning, the Olympic title went to her teammate Anna van der Breggen.