Highly talented 22-year-old Belgian cyclist, Bjorg Lambrecht has died following a crash during stage three of the Tour of Poland. He fell in the final 100 kilometres in Monday’s stage from Chorzow to Zabrze and was taken to hospital.
According to Cycling News, Lambrecht crashed into a concrete culvert and was taken by ambulance to a hospital where he died during surgery.
His team has also confirmed his death on Twitter, saying: “The biggest tragedy possible that could happen to the family, friends and teammates of Bjorg has happened. Rest in peace Bjorg.”
Lambrecht, the Lotto-Soudal rider who was competing in his second season on the World Tour had been regarded as one of Belgium’s s most promising young talents in cycling.