Leukemans breaks collarbone

Belgian rider Bjorn Leukemans crashed badly during stage three of the Etoile de Bessèges stage race...

Belgian rider Bjorn Leukemans crashed badly during stage three of the Etoile de Bessèges stage race in Southern France, and broke his left collarbone.

"Leukemans hit the ground hard during a descent; he fell on his left shoulder," Predictor-Lotto sports director José De Cauwer told Belgian news agency belga. "The first diagnosis already pointed towards a fracture of the collarbone. Leukemans was immediately brought to the hospital in Alès. This is our second misfortune this season, as Tom Steels also crashed out of the Tour of Qatar earlier."

Bert De Waele (Landbouwkrediet) was also involved in the crash, but his injuries were not as severe.

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