Benoot rode in a hellish chase with a speed of over 40 km/h on the tailgate of the truck, Jumbo-Visma. Benoot splintered the rear window of the Mercedes and was very fortunate that the consequences for him are not much worse.
The misery of Benoot began in the Forest of Wallers, where he is a wheel stukreed. “I got a new bike and tried again to the front to drive. At the next bend was the vehicle of Katusha suddenly silent. There, I fell for the first time.” Benoot resumed his race. “I saw Wout van Aert along the side. I knew that the course had not yet done.”
What followed was a wild chase. Benoot: “It was the classic scenes of Roubaix. At 75 kilometers before the finish we had about a bridge. All the cars stopped suddenly. I drove behind the car of Jumbo. I thought that a way around the stationary cars had been found, but then it was also full on the brakes.”
Benoot could say no side more. “I am full on the trunk of the car driven. I drove the tail light broken and broke in my crash the rear window of the car. I went to the hospital, and there fell yet of shards out of my sweater. It also had much worse. I have nothing on my head, nothing on my neck.”
yesterday was not yet clear how long Tiesj Benoot is inactive. “The top of the collarbone is broken. But surgery is not necessary. The recovery will certainly take weeks”, says Benoot.