Lambrecht dies after a fall in the Tour of Poland

The Belgian cyclist, 22, was playing the third stage of the Tour of Poland. He died at the operating table of the Rybnik hospital.

Bjorg Lambrecht, a 22-year-old Belgian cyclist from Lotto-Soudal, died after a fall in the third stage of the Tour of Poland. 50 kilometers away, on a rainy day, he went to the ground and his head hit with a sewer of concrete. Initially, he was going to be transferred by helicopter, but the delicate condition of the cyclist caused him to be done by road, by ambulance. 222222 He was taken to the Rybnik hospital, where he died at the operating table. "He arrived at the hospital in critical condition and, unfortunately, died during the operation," , said Michal Sieron, spokesman for the hospital in statements to Polish media.


Lambrecht was one of the great promises of Belgian cycling. Born in Ghent, this spring shone in the classics rubbing shoulders with the great specialists: was fourth in the Walloon Arrow, fifth in the Brabanzone Arrow and sixth in the Amsteld Gold Race. 222222 He stayed at the gates of victory in the second stage of the Tour of the Basque Country a few months ago, only surpassed by Julian Alaphilippe. In the Tour del Porvenir 2017, conquered by Egan Bernal, Lambrecht was second. Last June, the Belgian renewed with Lotto until 2021, with the intention of being a runner with a leading role in the team for general rankings. 222222


He achieved great results before making the leap to professional cycling, in 2018, as his triumph in the Liege-Bastogne-Liege of 2017. This year, he finished with the best young white jersey in the past Dauphiné and was scheduled to participate in the Tour of Spain for the second consecutive year. In the last edition, he did not take the exit in the 15th stage. Subsequently, at the Innsbruck World Cups, it was silver in the Under-23. substantive test This Thursday, the fourth stage will be neutralized and only the riders will take a short circuit tour with the Lotto (if they finally remain) , Lambrecht team , leading the group. 222222

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