The stage that was all about Bjorg Lambrecht turned out to be a nightmare.
A sprint in descending line should have indicated a winner, but the Dutch titan duel between Dylan Groenewegen and Fabio Jakobsen turned into a terrible spectacle.
Groenewegen started full, but felt the Dutch champion gasping in his neck in the last hectometers.
Jakobsen tried to overtake the Jumbo-Visma sprinter along his right flank, but Groenewegen closed the door little by little.
The space became smaller and smaller for Jakobsen, who tapped the crush barriers and was catapulted extremely heavy towards the finish arch. Groenewegen also slipped across the line.
Nothing is known about the severity of the injuries, but the peloton is holding its heart.
Jacob was treated for a long time at the scene of the disaster. Ride winner Groenewegen would be disqualified according to the organizer.