Tiesj Benoot fractures neck in training crash

SAN SEBASTIAN SPAIN JULY 30 Tiesj Benoot of Belgium and Team Jumbo Visma crosses the finishing line on third place during the 42nd Donostia San Sebastian Klasikoa 2022 Mens Elite a 2248km race from San Sebastian to San Sebastian Klasikoa2022 on July 30 2022 in San Sebastian Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images
Tiesj Benoot (Jumbo-Visma) at Clásica San Sebastián 2022 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Tiesj Benoot was injured while training in Livigno in Italy on Monday, fracturing a vertebrae in his neck, with his injuries ending his 2022 season. 

The Jumbo-Visma rider was taken to hospital and took to social media to explain his injuries were not life threatening after worrying reports emerged in the Belgian media.     

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Simone Giuliani
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Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.