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Remco Evenepoel falls from bridge on Il Lombardia descent

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Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-QuickStep) has suffered a horror crash at Il Lombardia, falling from a bridge while descending with roughly 40 km to go.

Evenepoel had made it into a select lead group on the punishingly steep Muro di Sormano climb and was descending near the front of the race when he overshot a left-hand bend, collided with a bridge railing, and tumbled over the edge. The first sign of something amiss was TV footage of Evenepoel’s riderless bike, leaning against the bridge railing. The host broadcaster soon showed a replay of Evenepoel’s dramatic fall.

The 20-year-old came into Il Lombardia as one of the favourites, despite being on debut at the race. He was perfectly poised in the lead-up to the crash, after his teammate Dries Devenyns helped thin the peloton dramatically on the lead-up to and on the Madonna del Ghisallo climb.

Evenepoel was loaded into an ambulance a short time after his fall, with multiple sources confirming that the Belgian was conscious.

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