Julian Alaphilippe is out of the Tour of Flanders after a horrific crash with a motorbike, with the French famous person flipping off his bike and touchdown closely on the highway.
The UCI world champion was in a breakaway group with round 30km remaining when Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) moved out of the slipstream of the race bike, which was slowing on the fitting facet of the highway.
Tucked in behind Van Aert, Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) was in a position to react in time to keep away from the escort however Alaphilippe collided with the again of the bike earlier than flipping over the handlebars and touchdown awkwardly on his shoulder. Alaphilippe’s bicycle bounded off the highway.
The Deceuninck–Fast-Step rider was clearly in a whole lot of ache after the influence, screaming and writhing about on the highway. A race bike made positive that the chasing pack averted any extra collisions earlier than medical professionals handled Alaphilippe. It isn’t away from the extent of his accidents, however it’s doable that the 28-year-old’s season could possibly be over.
Van der Poel received the race in Belgium, simply pipping Van Aert in a photograph end after a dramatic dash. Alexander Kristoff took third.
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