Paralympic Cyclist Seeks Olympics

Netherlands racer has regained use of legs

Dec 6, 2011
Outside Magazine

A Dutch paralympic cyclist regained the use of her legs after a collision with another cyclist last year and has now signed with professional cycling team Rabobank. Monique van der Vorst, who won two silver medals for the Netherlands in the 2010 Paralympic Games, had been confined to a wheelchair and a hand-pedaled bicycle since she was paralyzed after complications from ankle surgery. Now on two wheels, her goal is to compete in the 2016 Olympics.

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