Riders call out 'dangerous' barriers involved in Álvaro Hodeg crash

The Colombian suffered multiple fractures in his crash at a race in Belgium

Álvaro Hodeg crashes at the Tour de l'Eurométropole 2019 (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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Riders have labelled the 'protruding-feet' barriers involved in Álvaro Hodeg's nasty crash over the weekend as "dangerous", calling for them to be banned.

The Deceuninck - Quick-Step rider was coming into the finishing straight, ready to contest the sprint of the Belgian Tour de l'Eurométropole, but took the corner wide and hit the feet of the barriers which protrude out into the road.

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