After 65 kilometres in what was supposed to be the deciding stage in the Ardennes, two motorriders part of the caravan tried to pass the peloton during a descent by using a cycling path. When that cycling path suddenly stopped they both crashed into the peloton, taking 19 riders with them.
Ludvigsson, Asselman, Guardini and Skjerping were taken to hospital. Pieter Jacobs broke two vertebrae.
But Stig Broeckx is worst of. The young Lotto-Soudal rider was flown to hospital in Aachen, where he is in coma in the ICU. During KBK this year, Stig Broeckx also got hit by a motordriver.