Bahrain-Victorious rider apologises for causing huge Tour of Flanders crash: 'This should not happen'

Filip Maciejuk was disqualified from the race

 Filip Maciejuk
(Image credit: Getty)

The Bahrain-Victorious rider Filip Maciejuk has issued an apology for causing a huge crash at the Tour of Flanders that led to both Peter Sagan and Tim Wellens abandoning.

Following a rapid first 130km of racing, the Polish rider crashed into the front of the peloton after riding into a deep puddle on the side of the road.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.