Greg van Avermaet goes head over heels at E3 Harelbeke (video)

The Belgian appears to take a corner too wide, before being forced to brake hard

Greg van Avermaet's chances of a podium at E3 Harelbeke came to an abrupt end when he went flying over the handlebars and landed hard on his upper back.

The Belgian rider appears to have taken a corner too wide, and upon correction was forced to brake hard to avoid other riders who had bunched up in the bend. As a result the BMC Racing Classics man can be seen flipping all the way over his handlebars.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.