Liege-Bastogne-Liege - Van Avermaet, Yates and McCarthy abandon after head-on crash with road sign
Greg Van Avermaet, Adam Yates and Jay McCarthy all crashed out of Liege-Bastogne-Liege on Sunday after a nasty crash involving road furniture. The incident took out three of the bigger contenders in the Monument, with the Team CCC and Bora-Hansgrohe riders taken to hospital to treat their injuries.
Greg Van Avermaet of Belgium and CCC Team / Team Presentation / Mask / Covid safety measures / during the 106th Liege - Bastogne - Liege 2020, Men Elite a 257km race from Liege to Liege / #LBL / #classiquesardennes / on October 04, 2020 in Liege, Belgium
Bora later confirmed that McCarthy's injuries were not serious, but Van Avermaet suffered a number of injuries, including broken ribs, a broken spinal vertebra and torn shoulder ligaments.
'That's nasty!' Head-on crash with road sign takes out riders in Liege-Bastogne-Liege
"That's a proper danger point and it wasn't flagged," exclaimed an appalled Carlton Kirby on commentary.
"Of course it should have been," added Dan Lloyd. "You can't see anything in a bunch. If you're shorter you're completely blind and completely reliant on somebody flagging it up... but it shouldn't be the sole responsibility of the riders to flag things up like that. "