Following the crash at Liège–Bastogne–Liège, we have news on the condition of Julian Alaphilippe and Ilan Van Wilder.

Ilan underwent an operation to correct the damage sustained to his jaw, which was performed by Dr Pieter-Jan Van Bever. The doctors where happy with how the procedure went and he has returned home for a period of recuperation. Unfortunately, the nature of the injury and procedure means that he will be unable to take part in the forthcoming Giro d’Italia.

As previously reported, Julian sustained two broken ribs, a broken scapula and a hemo pneumothorax. The complexity of his condition means that a period of further observation will be required before a recovery pathway will be decided. He will remain in the hospital in Herentals for the time being.

Everyone from Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl would like to thank the medical team at Herentals for the care shown to Ilan and Julian.


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