The goal was to do 300km in southern Chile, going from Valdivia to Coñaripe through Panguipulli.
Unfortunately, I had a pretty bad accident. I was descending very fast and couldn't brake before a sharp turn. I hit a metal barrier (at 60km/h) and rolled 15 meters into some bushes.
People came to help right away, one of them was a fireman, told me not to move and called an ambulance. There was fear I could have broken my neck. They took me to the hospital and did all sorts tests. (I had never been in an ambulance!)
I'm OK, I didn't break anything, I just have a mild concussion and a lot of road rash. Since then I've been taking lots of rest and recovery has been going great!
I'm very sad I got to miss this event, things were going really well! But I'm VERY thankful to still be alive, apparently many have died on this bridge.
Overall I got it pretty easy. A friend of mine also fell a few minutes after me and broke his clavicle.
My heart is full of all the good wishes and care that everyone has given me 🥰 looking forward to being back on the saddle!
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