This Tuesday, the day after his big fall during training in Italy, Tiesj Benoot wanted to be reassuring on social networks. “First I want to tell everyone I’m fine,” wrote the 28-year-old Jumbo-Visma rider. ” Yesterday [lundi], I was involved in an accident in the Italian Alps. I am in the hospital where I am receiving good treatment. Despite the seriousness of the situation – tests showed that I have a small fracture in the neck – I have never been in a life-threatening situation, “he continued, indicating that he was in a “stable” state.
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“For the next few weeks, I will be completely focused on my recovery,” concluded one of the lieutenants of Jonas Vingegaard and Wout van Aert, respectively winner and green jersey of the last Tour de France.
An accident in training
“Tiesj will be missed [aux Mondiaux] in Australia” at the end of September, reacted the Belgian coach Sven Vanthourenhout. On Monday, the Belgian daily Het Laatste Nieuws announced that Benoot had been hit by a car during training. According to the Flemish newspaper, the management of the Jumbo team had specified that no vital organ had been affected.
The season of the recent third in the Clasica San Sebastian, won on July 30 by his compatriot Remco Evenepoel, is probably over.