Remco Evenepoel suffers horror crash at Il Lombardia race and falls 30ft off BRIDGE as paramedics rush to treat cyclist

REMCO EVENEPOEL crashed and fell 30ft off a BRIDGE in a horror incident at Il Lombardia.

Paramedics rushed to treat the cyclist in the immediate aftermath before he was taken to hospital

The 23-year-old was fourth in the leading group as they descended off the Colma di Sormano.

He collided with the wall of a bridge and was propelled onto his back and, horrifyingly, over the edge.

Colma di Sormano is the highest climb on the race circuit and Evenepoel was competing for Deceuninck-Quick Step.

A team statement read: "Remco Evenepoel has been tended to by the doctors and is now taken to the hospital with the ambulance."

The Belgian road racer is a formidable talent, picking up two race wins already this year.

Evenepoel finished in the No1 spot at both the Volta a Burgos and the Tour of Poland.

During the race the Tour of Poland, cycling fans witnessed another shocking crash last week.

A terrible pile-up saw Evenepoel's team-mate Fabio Jakobsen placed into an induced COMA.

The Dutch ride has had plastic surgery to his face to repair damage and has been moved to a hospital in the Netherlands as he continues to recover from the smash caused by Dylan Groenewegen.

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