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Alaphilippe remains in hospital after Liège–Bastogne–Liège crash

Alaphilippe remains in hospital after Liège–Bastogne–Liège crash

Julian Alaphilippe (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) (Image credit: LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images) Although Quickstep-AlphaVinyl saved their Spring Classics season with Remco Evenepoel’s victory in Liège–Bastogne–Liège, the team…

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Julian Alaphilippe (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) (Image credit: LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images)

Although Quickstep-AlphaVinyl saved their Spring Classics season with Remco Evenepoel’s victory in Liège–Bastogne–Liège, the team is now without two riders who were hospitalised after a massive crash in the peloton with 60km to go.

World champion Julian Alaphilippe crashed down the embankment and hit a tree, suffering two broken ribs, a fractured scapula and a punctured lung. According to Quickstep-AlphaVinyl he is still in hospital in Herentals under observation "before a recovery pathway will be decided".

Ilan Van Wilder , who suffered a broken jaw in the crash, underwent surgery and was allowed to return home to recover. But the injury means he will not be starting the Giro d’Italia as planned.

According to L’Equipe , Alaphilippe’s cousin Franck visited him and said he was in good spirits.

"He was also joking right away. The joker as I know him," Franck Alaphilippe said.

"Obviously he is seriously injured. The blow was very big. ‘Fifty centimetres further I would have avoided that tree and jumped back on the bike’ he said." Bardet calls on riders to show more respect after Liege-Bastogne-Liege crash Alaphilippe suffers fractures and collapsed lung in Liège-Bastogne-Liège crash Philippa York: Frustration lifts at spring saving Liège-Bastogne-Liège Alaphilippe was sick before his debut race, Tour de la Provence, he crashed spectacularly in Strade Bianche when a sudden crosswind pummeled the peloton, and missed Milan-San Remo with bronchitis."Since the beginning of this year he has suffered from colds, bronchitis, he has had the […]

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