Kristina Vogel will return to track for the first time since a horrendous training accident that left her paralysed and she will be going to Berlin to watch round 3 of the Track World Cup.
“First of all, I wanted to say thank you to the masses of messages that I’ve got from you. The past few weeks and months have been hard, I’m not going to lie, but to read the messages from you have made me feel so much better and have given me so much strength and power, and have motivated me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart,” Vogel said.
“I hope to see you at the track cycling World Cup in Berlin because it’s in my town because I’m doing my rehabilitation here in Berlin. I want to see you because I miss you all so much. I miss competing and seeing you competing. I want to see my friends from all over the world.”
— UCI Track Cycling (@UCI_Track) November 28, 2018
Vogel was training at the velodrome in Cottbus when she was involved in a collision with another rider in June. Following the crash, the Olympic champion was airlifted to hospital in Berlin where she was placed in an induced coma and underwent spinal surgery.