Sabrina Stultiens, recovering from persistent concussion, renews with CCC-Liv
Apr 22 2019 08:15 pm CET

Sabrina Stultiens, recovering from persistent concussion, renews with CCC-Liv
Sabrina Stultiens, recovering from persistent concussion, renews with CCC-Liv
CCC-Liv © Mary Cárdenas /

CCC-Liv has confirmed the contract extension of Sabrina Stultiens. The Dutch rider has been in the team since 2018 after a short experience in Sunweb.

Stultiens crashed during training in September of 2018 and continues on her road to recovery. The rider has a long relationship with the team, which only got interrupted in 2017 when she spent one year at Team Sunweb.

"It is great to have this contract extension in the pocket already," said the Dutch rider. "It gives peace of mind which helps to fully recover. There has been continuous contact with CCC-Liv during my rehabilitation.

"Not only with the team doctor but also with the team management and riders. I had to be patient and take the time needed to recover. CCC-Liv has always given me peace of mind. I feel extra confident now that the contract has been sealed."

The biggest results in Stultiens' career came in 2018 when she won the Emakumeen XXX. Bira and finished in the seventh position of the Waalse Pijl and in the sixth place in Liege-Bastogne-Liege. "As a team, we stand for good support for our riders," said CCC-Liv's team manager and owner Eric van den Boom.

"We have been closely following Sabrina's route and, where possible, assisted her. Sabrina fights hard every day to get better. We know what she's capable of in sports terms and we are confident that she can reach her old level again. With this contract extension, we hope to bring extra peace, even if a date for a comeback is not yet in sight."

The rider is doing two cognitive sessions a week with therapist Maarten van Berlo before returning to the bike at 100%. "There is a lot of uncertainty about how to rehabilitate after a concussion," she explained. "These exercises certainly help me very well and may also help others.

"Each day, I take steps forward; on the road again to top sport life. Meanwhile, I occasionally sit on the racing bike and make small laps. The body must first be 100% healed before I can really start training again."




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