Austrian cyclist Leila Gschwentner suffered a shoulder injury on Wednesday in a collision with a bus in Leuven, Belgium, where the World Cup is being held.

The Austrian Cycling Federation reports in a statement that 17-year-old Gschwentner has been taken to a hospital and that only injuries to her shoulder have been discovered.

Gschwentner was scheduled to compete in the junior road race on Saturday.

She was exploring the World Cup track with a number of teammates on Wednesday when she collided with a regular bus.

Leuven will be the setting for the road races of the World Cycling Championships next weekend.

Until Wednesday, the time trials will still be held in the Flemish coastal region.

Police have declined to say anything about the cause of the accident.

Photos show that the windshield of the bus has suffered significant damage.

Last Saturday the Danish former rider Chris Anker Sørensen died after a traffic accident around the World Cup.

Sørensen, 37, had traveled to Belgium as a commentator for Danish television.

He was hit by a van in Zeebrugge when he was making a trip on his racing bike.

Austrian cycling team and bus De Lijn collide during World Cup reconnaissance in Leuven #Flanders2021


Authorsporza_koersMoment of places11: 50 - September 22, 2021

See also: Overview: Programme, results and Dutch participants of the World Cycling Championships