Alaphilippe suffers fractures and collapsed lung in Liège-Bastogne-Liège crash

Julian Alaphilippe before the start of Liège-Bastogne-Liège
Julian Alaphilippe before the start of Liège-Bastogne-Liège (Image credit: Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images)

World champion Julian Alaphilippe (Quickstep-AlphaVinyl) has suffered a fractured shoulder blade, two fractured ribs, and a collapsed lung after he was caught up in a mass crash ahead of the Col du Rosier at Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

The world champion crashed with 62km to go along with more than a dozen other major favourites including Ineos Grenadiers' Tom Pidcock. Team DSM's Romain Bardet, also involved in the fall, climbed down the steep embankment to help his compatriot Alaphilippe.

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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.