Remco Evenepoel crashed inside the last 50 kilometers of Il Lombardia, on the descent of Muro di Sormano, hitting a bridge wall and going over it into a ravine.
Placed into a precautionary neck brace and taken to the Como hospital by ambulance, the young Belgian was conscious at all times as he underwent a series of examinations to reveal the extent of his injury.
Unfortunately, the X-rays showed a fractured pelvis and a right lung contusion, which will keep Evenepoel on the sidelines for the upcoming period.
“We would like to inform you that Remco Evenepoel had a quiet night at the hospital and that the evolution of his condition is good. Due to the nature of the injury, Remco has to be transported by plane to Belgium in a supine position”, reads the latest statement released by Deceuninck-Quick-Step.
“The team is doing everything possible to bring him back home as soon as possible, hopefully in the next twenty-four hours, in the most efficient and safe way”.