Outnumbered, outplanned – Ineos rue early Turner crash as Jumbo race on front foot at Omloop

Tom Pidcock and his Ineos Grenadiers team didn't have the best day out at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
Tom Pidcock and his Ineos Grenadiers team didn't have the best day out at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (Image credit: Nico Vereecken PoolGetty Images)

Tom Pidcock might have come into Saturday's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad as one of the hot favourites following his impressive show of form at the recent Volta ao Algarve, but with less than a quarter of the race underway, Ineos Grenadiers' plans went sideways when Ben Turner crashed, forcing him to abandon with a fractured elbow. 

A strong showing from Jumbo-Visma, which saw Dylan Van Baarle romp to victory with teammate Christophe Laporte joining him on the podium, forced the outnumbered British outfit onto the back foot for the duration of the race. 

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton. He has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. 

On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years. He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.

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