Anna van der Breggen was pulled off her bike by an Olympic official during her final preparations for the time-trial event.
She and compatriot Annemiek van Vleuten were checking out the Fuji International Speedway course - but the Games officials apparently did not recognise the two stars.
Van der Breggen was unscathed despite the incident.
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It has not been the best week for her, coming after a defeat in the road race and the loss of her Olympic title.
She will be hoping to add Olympic gold to her world title in the time-trial discipline.
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