Cavendish and Steimle crash at Nokere Koerse

NOKERE BELGIUM MARCH 17 Mark Cavendish of United Kingdomand Team Deceuninck QuickStep Dominique Landuyt of Belgium Mechanic of Team Deceuninck QuickStep during the 75th Nokere Koerse Danilith Classic 2021 Mens Elite a 1955km race from Deinze to Nokere Mechanic Car NokereKoerse on March 17 2021 in Nokere Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Mark Cavendish (Deceuninck-QuickStep) at Nokere Koerse (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Deceuninck-QuickStep endured a miserable day out at Nokere Koerse as team leader Mark Cavendish crashed in the finale of the race, before teammate Jannik Steimle suffered what looked to be a far more serious fall moments later.

According to Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad, Steimle has been taken to hospital after his crash, which came 4.6 kilometres from the end of the 1.Pro semi-Classic.

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