Greg Van Avermaet suffers vertebra fracture and collapsed lung in Liège-Bastogne-Liège crash

CCC say the Belgian's season is likely over

Greg Van Avermaet (Photo by Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images/Twitter)

Greg Van Avermaet suffered multiple fractures and a collapsed lung in his Liège-Bastogne-Liège crash.

The Belgian rider came down with just under 100km to go in the Monument, having collided with a traffic island that wasn't being guarded by a steward, television moto cameras arriving in time to see the Olympic champion lying crumped in a heap on the road.

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