Remco Evenepoel escapes fractures or breaks after crashing out of UAE Tour

The young Belgian was forced to abandon after crashing alone on stage four

Remco Evenepoel at the 2019 UAE Tour (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Belgian rising star Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) is recovering after a crash that caused him to abandon his first WorldTour race, the UAE Tour. The team says he came away without fractures.

Evenepoel crashed at 85 kilometres into the 197-kilometre fourth stage. Details are scarce, but the 19-year-old apparently fell on his own.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.