Dillier breaks collarbone in Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne crash

NINOVE BELGIUM FEBRUARY 27 Silvan Dillier of Switzerland and Team AlpecinFenix Jean Pierre Drucker of Luxembourg and Team Cofidis during the 76th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2021 Mens Race a 2005km race from Ghent to Ninove Wall of Geraardsbergen Mur de Huy De Muur Cobblestones OmloopHNB OHN21 FlandersClassic on February 27 2021 in Ninove Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Silvan Dillier (Alpecin-Fenix) tackling a cobbled section at Saturday's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Alpecin-Fenix's cobbled Classics squad has suffered a blow after Silvan Dillier broke his collarbone in a late fall at Sunday's Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne.

The Swiss rider was caught in a crash in the closing metres of the race as he sprinted to the line in a 28-strong group led home by Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ), 1:48 down on winner Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo).

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