'Everything was quiet, we were laughing, then we were on the ground': Laurens De Plus opens up about Quick-Step truck crash

Quick-Step rider now back in Belgium following training crash

Quick-Step riders and staff at Petr Vakoc's bedside

(Image credit: Laurens De Plus)

Quick-Step Floors rider Laurens De Plus has opened up at length for the first time about the moment he and team-mate Petr Vakoc were hit by a truck while training in South Africa.

De Plus, who was already on the comeback trail from a bad crash at Il Lombardia, suffered a broken pelvis and vertebrae in the crash while Vakoc also broke multiple vertebrae.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1