Tiesj Benoot suffers broken collarbone after Paris-Roubaix collision with rival team car

The Belgian will now miss the Amstel Gold Race

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Tiesj Benoot (Lotto-Soudal) has suffered a cracked right collarbone, as well as heavy bruising to his right hip and right shoulder, after colliding with a rival team car in Sunday's Paris-Roubaix, his team have reported.

The Belgian was chasing back up to the main bunch when he collided with a Jumbo-Visma team car, forcing him to abandon the race. Belgian commentators were reported as saying Benoot left the race in tears; the 25-year-old began the race with odds of 22/1 to win the Monument.

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