QuickStep-AlphaVinyl’s sprinter, Mark Cavendish, suffered a crash at the race of Ronde van Limburg. The rider was in a pole position to take the victory on Monday when the unfortunate crash happened. Luckily, he survived the crash uninjured. The team took to Twitter to announce the horrific incident:
He will not fight for victory today.
— Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team (@qst_alphavinyl) June 6, 2022
The crash took out several other riders along with Cavendish. It included Gerben Thijssen who also crashed just three kilometers before the finish line. The riders hit the pavement and were forced to withdraw from the race.
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Nevertheless, the 37-year-old sprinter continued the race and finished in the 96th place. Arnaud De Lie won the sprint, while Simone Consonni and Danny van Poppel finished second and third respectively. The fourth and fifth spots were taken by Milan Menten and Sam Bennett.
The quickstep-AlphaVinyl team looked in denial as they remembered the details of the crash:
It all happened in the blink of an eye
Mark had also suffered another such incident days prior on Saturday when a mechanical fault took him out, and he could not compete for victory at Heylen Vastgoed Heistse Pijl. The race was bagged by De Lie, which left us wondering if Cavendish is falling short on good luck or just having some bad days. We all hope it’s the latter for Cavendish.
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