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15 August 2020 "I want to reassure everyone, Remco has always been vigilant, now they are taking him to the hospital and let's see. But I want to reassure everyone". The sports director at Quick Step, Davide Bramati, the team of the Belgian Evenepoel who crashed badly in the Giro di Lombardia, reassured Rai on the conditions of the rider.

From the images of the Rai helicopter you can see the Belgian who, in the queue of the group of fugitives, touched the parapet on the left of the road, overturned and fell, while his bicycle remained parked on the roadside. The first images, taken by a France Press photographer, show the 20-year-old Belgian conscious and in pain. The Deceuninck - QuickStep cyclist was recovered twenty minutes after the fall and rescued by an ambulance, where he entered on a stretcher and was wearing a neck brace. "He is in the hands of the doctors and they are taking him to the hospital," Deceuninck - QuickStep confirmed in a tweet.

📹 Bad fall of 🇧🇪 Remco Evenepoel: head-on against a darapet and fly along the cliff 😱😮
News awaited 🙄 # ILombardia pic.twitter.com/83lqJJjXpY

- CyclingTime (@Cyclingtimenews) August 15, 2020

"Remco - adds Alessandro Tregner, communication manager of Deceuninck Quick Step - has reported a strong trauma to his right leg, has never lost lucidity and has always answered the questions of Dr. Massimo Branca who he rescued him. Obviously he was harnessed as a precaution and to be brought back to the roadway ". The 118 site gives the runner a yellow code.

The organizers confirm that Evenepoel was conscious and after being loaded into the ambulance he was taken to hospital for all the necessary investigations. The cyclist was part of a group of seven leading riders, led by Vincenzo Nibali, and was slightly detached at the time of the crash.