Dylan van Baarle has revealed his disappointment after suffering a hand injury at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.
And after a bright start to 2019, the 26 year old will now miss some of the spring classics and explained to TeamSky.com what happened.
He said: "It was a really small crash around the 144km mark, with maybe five or six guys involved.
"We just got around the corner, started to pick up speed and then we crashed, I hit some bikes - I actually didn't hit the deck at all.
"Then I saw that my finger was not in the right position. I pulled it back into place and kept on riding.
"I don’t know what it was, but I heard a pop and I kept on riding, but I now know I have injured the my hand as well as my finger, the fifth metacarpal.”
"So I’m really disappointed that this Opening Weekend is over but there is also a question over the rest of the spring season as you don't know how [your body] will react."