Following his crash at the Six Days of Gent – where he and Iljo Keisse were in contention for the overall podium with one race to go – the Brit was taken to the Gent University Hospital where he was kept overnight.

Examinations showed that Mark has suffered two broken ribs on this left side and has a small pneumothorax, both of which have been treated with medication, and he has been kept in the hospital for observation.

It is expected that Mark will be discharged either later today or Tuesday morning, and will then undergo a period of recuperation.

Everybody at Deceuninck – Quick-Step wishes Mark a speedy recovery.


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