Broken pelvis Remco Evenepoel after a hair-raising fall | Cycling

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About fifteen minutes after the accident, Evenepoel was taken from the meter-deep ravine by stretcher. He was taken to the Sant’Anna hospital in San Fermo della Battaglia, near Como. He was conscious and was carried into the ambulance with a brace around his neck. It is not known exactly how deep Evenepoel fell.

Broken pelvis

His team Deceuninck-Quick-Step announces that Evenepoel has broken his pelvis and has a bruised right lung. According to the cycling formation, he will remain in hospital for observation next night and he will be transferred to Belgium on Sunday.

“As a precaution, Remco was placed in a neck brace and taken to the hospital in Como by ambulance. He was conscious at all times when he underwent a series of examinations to determine the severity of his injuries, ”the team reports.

The accident of the super talent from Aalst happened with about 38 kilometers of race ahead. Evenepoel, one of the top favorites for the victory in the cycling monument, was part of the leading group at that time.

The ambulance has arrived at the crash site.

The ambulance has arrived at the crash site.

Remco Evenepoel is taken to the ambulance by stretcher.

Remco Evenepoel is taken to the ambulance by stretcher.

Fabio Jakobsen

For the Deceuninck-Quick-Step it is the second time in a short time that a rider has crashed in a terrible way. Earlier this month in the Tour of Poland sprinter Fabio Jakobsen made a terrible hit.

The Dutchman ended up in a mass sprint in hospital after a crash and had to be kept in an artificial coma for several days. This week he flew back to the Netherlands.

Remco Evenepoel holds up the shirt number of his fallen teammate Fabio Jakobsen in Poland.

Remco Evenepoel holds up the shirt number of his fallen teammate Fabio Jakobsen in Poland.

On a roll

Evenepoel, in his second year as a professional cyclist, this corona season was in excellent shape. He wrote all four stage races that he started to his name, including the Tour of Poland. After his stage victory in that race, he still held up Jakobsen’s jersey number, in order to encourage his unfortunate teammate.

Remco Evenepoel at the start of the Tour of Lombardy.

Remco Evenepoel at the start of the Tour of Lombardy.

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