Favourite Remco Evenepoel has reportedly survived a horrendous crash during a section renowned for its speed at the prestigious Giro di Lombardia on Saturday, leaving fans who watched his plunge shocked and fearful for the star.
Television commentators were horrified to see the 20-year-old lose control of his bike on a vertiginous bridge before hurtling off the side and down the ravine as he entered the final 31 miles of the high-profile Italian race.
The hugely popular prospect was quickly attended to by an ambulance as shaken viewers anxiously waited for news of his wellbeing after he hurtled over the bridge barrier in the commune of Sormano.
Belgian Evenepoel was said to be “alive and conscious” by Italian television station RAI, although his Quick-Step team did not provide an immediate update on his condition while asking fans not to speculate. (RT)