Tour de Hongrie: Dylan Groenewegen wins opening stage, Bernal crashes

Team Jayco Alulas Dutch rider Dylan Groenewegen celebrates winning the sprint during the first stage of 2023 Saudi Tour from AlUla International Airport to Khaybar on January 30 2023 Photo by Thomas SAMSON AFP Photo by THOMAS SAMSONAFP via Getty Images
Dylan Groenewegen, pictured here at the 2023 Saudi Tour, beat Sam Bennett and Caleb Ewan in the opening stage of the Tour de Hongrie (Image credit: Getty Images)

Dylan Groenewegen (Jayco-Alula) won the opening stage of the Tour de Hongrie in Szentgotthárd, coming late with speed to beat Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Caleb Ewan (Lotto Dstny) as some of the fastest finishers in the sport clashed in Hungary.

Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadier) was one of several riders involved in a crash with one kilometre to go. The Colombian suffered road rash to his right shoulder and right thigh. He took several minutes to recover but slowly rode to the finish of the stage. His teammate Luke Plapp was also involved.

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