Julian Alaphilippe suffers broken hand in Tour of Flanders crash

He will undergo surgery on Monday morning

Julian Alaphilippe crashes out of the Tour of Flanders 2020 (Dirk Waem/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

Julian Alaphilippe suffered a broken hand in his crash at the Tour of Flanders 2020, having ridden into the back of a motorbike as he was breaking away from the rest of the field alongside Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and eventual winner Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix).

The Frenchman's Deceuninck - Quick-Step team released a statement saying their star man had been taken to hospital following the crash, with an x-ray revealing he'd suffered two metacarpal fractures on his right hand.

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