Mathieu van der Poel fell hard on Wednesday in the Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne.

The Dutchman was in the leading group with 16 kilometers from the finish when he crashed.

The 25-year-old Van der Poel was in the final phase of the race in the leading group of thirteen riders.

The Alpecin-Fenix ​​rider was at the back of the group and wanted to move forward via the left side, but tapped a rider in front of him and crashed hard.

Van der Poel ended up in a ditch with grass, but stayed there for a while.

After a few minutes he got up again and was able to get into the team leader's car independently.

The injuries seem to be not too bad.

On Sunday, Van der Poel won the Tour of Flanders by beating Wout van Aert in the sprint.

The Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne is currently still underway.

Due to the corona crisis, the Three Days of Bruges-De Panne was only held over one stage.

The women's victory went to Lorena Wiebes on Tuesday after Jolien D'Hoore was downgraded due to an irregular sprint.

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Crash of @mathieuvdpoel!

The winner of the # RVV20 flies into the lawn at high speed.

# AG3daagse https://t.co/PD91f0aqFb

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Avatar Authorsporza_koersMoment of places12: 52 - October 21, 2020

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