Belgian rider Bjorg Lambrecht, 22, dies after accident during Tour of Poland

Belgian rider Bjorg Lambrecht, 22, dies after accident during Tour of Poland
Belgian cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht. Pic: Lotto Soudal Twitter

Belgian cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht has died following a crash on stage three of the Tour of Poland.

The 22-year-old Lotto-Soudal rider fell in the final 100 kilometres of Monday's stage from Chorzow to Zabrze and was taken to hospital.

His team later confirmed on Twitter: "The biggest tragedy possible that could happen to the family, friends and teammates of Bjorg has happened... Rest in peace Bjorg."

The Tour of Poland added: "There are no words to describe this tragedy. BjorgLambrecht passed away during following an accident on today's stage.

"Our thoughts are with His Family, Friends, Team and the whole cycling community. #tdp2019"

Lambrecht was competing in his second season on the WorldTour and had been regarded as one of his nation's most promising young talents.

More on this topic

Bennett bids to bring hot streak into Vuelta debutBennett bids to bring hot streak into Vuelta debut

Bennett's winning streak comes to an end as Wellens takes leader’s jerseyBennett's winning streak comes to an end as Wellens takes leader’s jersey

Sam Bennett completes hat-trick of stages on 'broken' bikeSam Bennett completes hat-trick of stages on 'broken' bike

'I can’t believe it': Sam Bennett wins back-to-back stages at BinckBank Tour'I can’t believe it': Sam Bennett wins back-to-back stages at BinckBank Tour

More in this Section

Bennett bids to bring hot streak into Vuelta debutBennett bids to bring hot streak into Vuelta debut

Roger Federer feeling better than ever heading into US OpenRoger Federer feeling better than ever heading into US Open

Wolves boss Nuno dismisses burnout fears amid busy scheduleWolves boss Nuno dismisses burnout fears amid busy schedule

Anna O’Flanagan hits crucial winner as Ireland get vital win over BelgiumAnna O’Flanagan hits crucial winner as Ireland get vital win over Belgium


Lifestyle

These green pancakes are topped with avocado, tomato and cottage cheese.How to make Jamie Oliver’s super spinach pancakes

Who else can pull off a look described as a ‘hip-hop Michelin woman’?As her new EP drops, this is why there will never be a style icon quite like Missy Elliott

The classic white-tipped look is once again in favour, and celebs are loving it.The French manicure is back – 5 modern ways to try the trend

The A-Listers hiding in plain sight: As Rihanna is spotted at the cricket, who are the celebs who have been living under our noses in Ireland? Ed Power reports.Celebs in plain sight: The A-Listers living under our noses in Ireland

More From The Irish Examiner