Jake Stewart ruled out of Tour of Flanders due to hand fracture caused by collision with Nacer Bouhanni

The British rider was forced towards the barriers by the French rider who has since apologised

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Jake Stewart has been ruled out of this year's Tour of Flanders due to a hand fracture caused by the collision between him and former French champion Nacer Bouhanni at the Cholet-Pays de la Loire on Sunday (March 28).

Stewart (Groupama-FDJ) has had an incredible start to his first full season as a WorldTour rider with some top results, including a second place at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad behind the on-form Davide Ballerini (Deceuninck - Quick-Step).

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