The Hague, Jan 11 Dutch Olympic cycling silver medallist Jelle van Gorkom is in coma following a crash, officials said.

The 27-year-old, who won a silver in the Rio Olympic Games, was hurt after an accident during training at the national sports centre at Papendal near Arnhem on Wednesday, reports Xinhua news agency.

"After the accident, Jelle van Gorkom was taken to hospital. He has broken ribs, a fracture to the face, a tear in the skull and damage to the liver, spleen and kidneys," said a statement on the Royal Dutch Cycling Union website.