REMCO EVENEPOEL crashed and fell 30ft off a BRIDGE in a horror incident at Il Lombardia which left him with a fractured pelvis.
Paramedics rushed to treat the cyclist before he was taken to hospital in an ambulance where it was discovered he also suffered a right lung contusion.
The 20-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 Italian race circuit and Evenepoel was competing for Deceuninck-Quick Step.
A team statement read: “Evenepoel crashed inside the last 50 kilometre hitting a bridge wall and going over it into a ravine.
“Remco was conscious at all times as he underwent a series of examinations to reveal the extent of his injury.
“Unfortunately, the X-rays showed a fractured pelvis and a right lung contusion, which will keep Evenepoel on the sidelines for the upcoming period.
“Our rider will remain in the hospital overnight under observation, before flying on Sunday to Belgium.”
The one-day race was won by Astana’s Jakob Fuglsang after a breakaway but the event was overshadowed by Evenepoel’s injuries.
The Belgian road racer is a formidable talent, picking up two race wins already this year.
He finished in the No1 spot at both the Volta a Burgos and the Tour of Poland.
Elsewhere in cycling, Tim Declercq showed off his gruesome injuries from a HAILSTORM in France.
Evenepoel’s compatriot was battered by hail stones as stage two of the Criterium du Dauphine was hit by extreme weather conditions.
And during the Tour of Poland last week cycling fans witnessed another shocking crash.
A terrible pile-up saw Evenepoel’s team-mate Fabio Jakobsen placed into an induced COMA.
The Dutch rider had plastic surgery to his face to repair damage and was moved to a hospital in the Netherlands to recover from the smash.