Neutral service driver who hit Jesse Sergent at Tour of Flanders fined 150 euros

A Belgian magistrates court handed the 44-year-old man the fine for incident in 2015

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The driver who struck Trek rider Jesse Sergent at the 2015 Tour of Flanders has been handed a 150 euro fine by Belgian magistrates.

Sergent had made it in to the day's main breakaway at the Flandrian Monument, before he was taken down by a Shimano neutral service car that was trying to pass the escape group on the left hand side knocked the New Zealander to the right as they took a bend.  Sergent was unable to continue the race and spent time on the sidelines following the crash, returning four months later at the Tour de Wallonie.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).