Cyclist Remco Evenepoel being attended to by medics after plunging into a ravine on Tour of Lombardy.
Hotfoot common Remco Evenepoel used to be injured when he crashed over a bridge sooner than plunging quite rather a lot of metres down into a ravine in a horrifying accident on Saturday on the Tour of Lombardy, the one-day classic won by Denmark’s Jakob Fuglsang.
Belgian Evenepoel, 20, misplaced control on the steep descent from the Colma di Sormano that leads to the plug extinguish at Lake Como, hitting a parapet and plunging over the bridge.
“First update on Evenepoel Remco. He is on the Como sanatorium, where he is conscious and his situation is being assessed by the clinical crew,” tweeted his Deceuninck-QuickStep crew.
“Resulting from every person who despatched their thoughts and supreme needs it means plenty to us! At the associated time, we kindly quiz you now to now not make investments about his situation, when we are going to bear an update, we are in a position to fragment it with you.”
Fuglsang, 35, crossed the line by myself after the 231km plug from Bergamo to Como, finishing 31 seconds earlier than Novel Zealand’s George Bennett, using for Jumbo-Visma.
The Dane’s Russian Astana teammate Aleksandr Vlasov used to be third at 51sec.
“George Bennett told me whereas we bear been using that Remco had fallen,” acknowledged Fuglsang.
“I hope he’s k, its no longer the means it is likely you’ll maybe presumably just like the plug to full for somebody.”
Shots confirmed Evenepoel conscious but grimacing in bother sooner than being evacuated by ambulance some 20 minutes after his drop wearing a neck brace.
The young rider had been amongst a community of seven on the pinnacle of the Wall of Sormano, about fifty kilometres from the extinguish line.
The descent used to be at high sail with Evenepoel shedding control below stress from two-time plug winner Vincenzo Nibali of Italy.
Evenepoel used to be common to secure his first ‘Monument’ classic after claiming four stage plug wins within the Tour de San Juan, Tour of the Algarve, Tour de Burgos and the Tour of Poland where he also took general victory final weekend.
It used to be the second serious shatter in precisely over per week for the Deceuninck-Quick Step crew with Dutch rider Fabio Jakobsen badly injured in a horrifying drop on the opening day of the Tour of Poland.
Jakobsen used to be positioned in a medically-caused coma but returned home to the Netherlands this week after undergoing surgical treatment.
“For the crew the hardest section of this plug used to be the bother with Fabio,” Evenepoel acknowledged after his victory in Poland.
In the intervening time, German rider Maximilian Schachmann used to be struck by a vehicle a pair of kilometres from the extinguish line on Saturday but managed to acquire lend a hand within the saddle regardless of a shoulder injury with the Bora-Hansgrohe rider finishing seventh.
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