Broken hand for Wilson

Kemmel crash

Kemmel crash (Image credit: Sirotti)

Aussie Matt Wilson was one of 13 riders caught up in crashes on the Kemmelberg during last Wednesday's Gent-Wevelgem, and the Unibet rider has now been diagnosed with a broken hand.

"It's broken in three places," Wilson told Cyclingnews. "I'm out for at least four weeks. Bloody Kemmelberg!"

The carnage on the cobbled descent prompted some riders to call for its removal from the race while Wilson suggested the surface could be sealed. However, UCI president Pat McQuaid said at the time that getting rid of the 'Kemmel' would change the race's character too much and that dangerous descents were simply part of professional cycling.

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