Flèche du Sud stage cancelled after serious incident

Stage three of the Flèche du Sud in Luxembourg has been cancelled after a crash involving numerous riders on a descent

Fleche du Sud stage three cancelled after a serious incident. Photo: Team RaceClean
(Image credit: Team RaceClean)

A crash involving numerous riders taking part in the Flèche du Sud race in Luxembourg has led to the cancellation of stage three from Rédange-sur-Attert to Warken on Friday.

According to reports that emerged on Twitter, the race was neutralised after 30 minutes due to a crash on a descent.

Canadian squad Team Race Clean reported that police had stopped the race, and that numerous ambulances and a medical helicopter were in attendance at the scene of the incident.

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Luxemburger Wort reported that some riders had collided with a wall, and that several riders were in a 'serious condition', with one in a coma.

Some estimate that as many as 40 riders were involved.

The UCI 2.2-ranked Flèche du Sud takes place over five days from May 4-8. Dutch rider Twan van den Brand (Cyclingteam Jo Piels) was leading the race after stage two.

A decision is due to be made on whether stage four of the race will take place on Saturday.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.