Gold medalist Marianne Vos picked to ride in Rio Olympics

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Marianne Vos will have an opportunity to defend her road race gold medal at the Rio Olympics.

The Dutch cycling superstar has struggled with injuries the past two years, putting her selection for her nation’s four-member Olympic team in doubt. But Vos has been impressive so far this season, displaying much of the same form that carried her to gold four years ago in London.

The Netherlands announced its women’s road team for Rio on Wednesday.

Vos, who also won a track cycling gold medal at the Beijing Games, will be joined on the powerhouse Dutch squad by Anna van der Breggen, Ellen van Dijk and Annemiek van Vleuten.

Van Dijk and Van der Breggen will also compete in the individual time trial.

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