‘They stretchered me out of the ravine with a broken back, then someone drove a motorbike over my leg’

Jan Bakelants talks about the medical treatment he received after crashing at Il Lombardia

Jan Bakelants on stage 18 of the Tour de France

Jan Bakelants is unsure if he will ever race a bike again after breaking his back in a dramatic crash at Il Lombardia three weeks ago, revealing that someone accidentally drove a motorbike over his leg while he was receiving treatment on the road.

Quick-Step Floors give update on ‘really lucky’ Laurens De Plus after Il Lombardia crash

22-year-old suffers small fracture to right knee in crash

Laurens De Plus was told by doctors that he was “really lucky” to escape without serious injuries, after his dramatic crash at Il Lombardia.

Two riders suffer broken backs after crashing on same corner as Laurens De Plus at Il Lombardia

Jan Bakelants and Simone Petilli suffer broken vertebrae after crashing over guard-rail on technical descent.

Jan Bakelants of Ag2r La Mondiale (Sunada)

Jan Bakelants and Simone Petilli are both in hospital after suffering broken vertebrae in crashes on the same corner as Laurens De Plus at Il Lombardia.

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Five talking points from Il Lombardia

From Nibali’s prowess to the horrible crashes

7 October 2017
111th Giro di Lombardia
NIBALI Vincenzo (ITA) Bahrain – Merida
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

From Nibali’s prowess to the horrible crashes, we analyse the top talking points from a memorable edition of Il Lombardia which gave a home victory.