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.

Yves Lampaert took the win.

The 25-year-old Van der Poel was one of the thirteen leaders in the final phase of the Belgian race.

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.

The Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne was the last race on the road for Van der Poel this season.

On Sunday he won the Tour of Flanders by beating Wout van Aert in the sprint.

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Victory for Lampaert

The 29-year-old Lampaert crossed the line solo in De Panne.

The Deceuninck-Quick-Step rider was also in the leading group with Van der Poel, but got out of there after the fall of the Dutchman and was no longer traced.

Behind Lampaert, Tim Declercq, also from Deceuninck-Quick-Step, finished second.

Tim Merlier, Van der Poel's teammate, finished third.

The Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne has been held over just one stage since last year.

In the women's race, the victory went to Lorena Wiebes on Tuesday after Jolien D'Hoore was declassified due to an illegal sprint.

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