Jumbo-Visma's Nathan Van Hooydonck 'awake' and without injury after car crash

Belgian rider taken to hospital in Antwerp following incident, but health situation is "not critical"

Nathan van Hooydonck
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Nathan Van Hooydonck is awake after he was put in an induced coma having been involved in a serious car crash on Tuesday morning in Belgium.

According to Belgian media, the 27-year-old Jumbo-Visma rider was waiting at a junction in the town of Kalhmthout, north of Antwerp with his pregnant wife in the passenger seat. He is said to have fallen ill while at the junction, which caused an accidental acceleration into traffic.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.