Jesse Sergent forced to retire from injuries suffered in Tour of Flanders crash

Jesse Sergent has retired from cycling aged 28 after struggling to recover from injuries suffered in a collision with a neutral service car at the Tour of Flanders

Jesse Sergent in the Elite Mens TT at the 2014 World Road Championships

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Just over 12 months after being mown down by a neutral service car at the Tour of Flanders, Jesse Sergent (Ag2r La Mondiale) has been forced to retire from professional cycling from the complex injuries he suffered.

Sergent, then riding for Trek Factory Racing, was in the breakaway group when he was clipped by the car as it tried to pass while the group were rounding a corner.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.