Tiesj Benoot breaks neck in training crash involving car

Jumbo-Visma rider not in life-threatening situation and is "stable" after incident

Tiesj Benoot
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Tiesj Benoot broke his neck in a crash reportedly involving a car in the Italian Alps on Monday, which may mean his season has ended early.

The Jumbo-Visma rider was reported by various Belgian media outlets to have been in a crash near Livigno while training alone and sustained various fractures. The incident was later confirmed by the team and Benoot himself, who said that he is "stable".

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.