The young Belgian cyclist Remco Evenepoel, suffered a fall yesterday during the classic Italian cyclist Il Lombardy, when the sormano, less than 50 kilometers from the finish line.
20 year old Evenepoel lost control of his bike and hit the wall of the bridge and fell into the void for 5 meters. The Belgian, was trying to reconnect with the group in front
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According to the RAI, he was conscious when he was rescued, on a stretcher wearing a neck brace. The ambulance has taken him to a hospital
📹 Remco Evenepoel 🇧🇪 is imbarellatto and will be transported in ambulance in hospital. Dalle primissime notizie the Belgian cyclist is vigilant and has not personally known 💪🙏#ILombardy pic.twitter.com/nZbTHXzrsc
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The Belgian's team, Deceuninck-Quick Step, has asked on social networks not to speculate on his state of health, which they will report as soon as they have news from Evenepoel.
"Unfortunately the x-ray shows a pelvic fracture and a contusion to the right lung. Evenepoel will stay for observation tonight and will travel back to Belgium tomorrow“, reported the Belgian team on their Twitter account.