Tour de Belgique race cancels stage after mass crash

PARIS (AP) The Tour de Belgique cycling race says it has canceled its fourth stage following a serious crash.

The BELGA news agency said Saturday that the incident happened when two motorcycles provoked the fall of 17 riders, five of whom were later hospitalized.

The Lotto-Soudal cycling team said in a message posted to Twitter that Belgian rider Stig Broeckx was among those injured and would be transferred to a hospital in the German border city of Aachen for tests.

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