Alaphilippe stabilizes after a fierce collision in Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Julian Alaphilippe of France (4th R) during a one-day cycling race in Liege-Bastogne-Liege on April 24, 2022 in Liege, Belgium. (EricLalmand / Belga Mag / AFP via Getty Images)

According to the Quickstep Alpha Vinyl Team, world champion Julian Alaphilippe is in a stable condition after a heavy crash in the Liege-Bastogne-Liege-Bastogne Monument Classic, but must be kept in the hospital for observation. ..

The team said he suffered from two rib fractures, a scapula fracture and lung collapse.

The French were conscious while being treated in an ambulance, the television channel France 3 reported. end.

Teammate Iran van Wilder, 21, also broke his jaw in the same accident.

“Both will be taken by ambulance to Herrents (city) for further testing and treatment,” the team said.

Julian Pretot