Belgian Bjorg Lambrecht, 22, died during surgery following a crash on stage three of the Tour of Poland today.
His Lotto Soudal team confirmed the tragic news in a tweet: “The biggest tragedy possible that could happen to the family, friends and teammates of Bjorg has happened. Rest in peace.”
The biggest tragedy possible that could happen to the family, friends and teammates of Bjorg has happened… Rest in peace Bjorg… ❤️ pic.twitter.com/9u9LZkp2Rt
— Lotto Soudal (@Lotto_Soudal) August 5, 2019
Lambrecht hit a concrete culvert with just over 50km to go in the 150.5km stage from Chorzów to Zabrze. He was in a critical condition when he was taken to hospital by ambulance.
According to reports, his condition did not allow him to go by helicopter.
It was later announced by his team that the second-year professional did not survive the surgery.
Lambrecht won the best young rider classification at this year’s Criterium du Dauphine, placed fourth in the La Fleche Wallonne and fifth in the Brabantse Pijl.