Remco Evenepoel suffers bridge fall after crash during Il Lombardia

Remco Evenepoel suffers bridge fall after crash during Il Lombardia
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  • calendar-gray 15 August 2020

Remco Evenepoel suffered a fractured pelvis after crashing off a bridge during the Il Lombardia race, APA reports citing BBC.

The Deceuninck-Quick Step rider, 20, was part of a leading group who were descending off the Colma di Sormano - the highest climb on the race.

He was lying around fourth in the group when he struck the wall of a bridge before somersaulting on to his back and over the edge.

Evenepoel was attended to by paramedics and taken to hospital.

In a statement on Saturday night his team said he had suffered "multiple injuries".

"Evenepoel crashed inside the last 50 kilometre hitting a bridge wall and going over it into a ravine," Deceuninck-Quick Step said.

"Remco was conscious at all times as he underwent a series of examinations to reveal the extent of his injury.

"Unfortunately, the X-rays showed a fractured pelvis and a right lung contusion, which will keep Evenepoel on the sidelines for the upcoming period. Our rider will remain in the hospital overnight under observation, before flying on Sunday to Belgium."

The Belgian is one of the most promising prospects in road cycling, winning the Tour of Poland and the Volta a Burgos already this year.

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