News : Bjorg Lambrecht is dead: funeral for deceased professional cyclist (22) in Belgium


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Bjorg Lambrecht is dead: funeral for deceased professional cyclist (22) in Belgium


The 76th Tour of Poland has been overshadowed by the tragic death of Belgian cycling pro Bjorg Lambrecht. The 22-year-old crashed on Monday on the third leg from Chorzów to Zabrze. The accident was so heavy that Lambrecht had to be resuscitated and flown to the hospital with a helicopter. But the Belgian succumbed to his injuries, as his team Lotto Soudal and the tour organizers announced. "The biggest tragedy that the familyBjorg, friends and teammates could happen, happened ... Peace in peace Bjorg, "wrote the team.

Professional cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht (22) died after accident on tour in Poland

According to the tour organizers, Lambrecht is said to have died during an operation in the hospital in Rybnik. "There are no words to describe this tragedy, our thoughts are with His family, friends, team and the entire cycling community," it said in a statement. More detailed information was not available yet. Overall, there were numerous falls due to the adverse weather conditions with some heavy rain. The Polish portal Onet reported that Lambrecht drove in the rain against a concrete structure. The organizers and his team Lotto-Soudal did not make any detailed details about the accident and cause of death.

Deadly crash by Bjorg Lambrecht overshadows Poland Tour on Stage 3

"Today, the result of the race does not matter, I was devastated when I heard the tragic news and would like to express my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Bjorg Lambrecht and everyone at Lotto - Soudal," said the German Master Pascal Ackermann in a statement distributed by his team Bora-hansgrohe on Twitter.

"Everyone at Bora-hansgrohe is deeply saddened and saddened by the news of Bjorg Lambrecht's death, a member of cycling-Family. Our thoughts are with Bjorg's family, friends and his team Lotto-Soudal. The cycling family has lost an important member, "wrote German racing team Bora-hansgrohe on Monday evening when Ackermann was" shocked "and said:" Today, the result does not count. "

Lambrecht had finished fourth in the Flèche Wallonne and sixth in the Amstel Gold Race this year. He also won the Jungfahrer classification at the Dauphiné. "I can not believe how tragic our sport can be," tweeted André Greipel.

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Ackermann won the stage after the original winner Fabio Jakobsen (Quick Step) from the Netherlands was subsequently disqualified by the race director. The German champion extended his overall lead with his second win of the day. The fourth leg of the seven-day WorldTour Tour will run 150 miles (150.5 kilometers) from Jaworzno to the mountain finish in Kocierz at 698 meters on Tuesday.

The organizers did not announce how things will continue with the Tour of Poland on this Tuesday until late Monday evening. The program of the seven-day WorldTour Tour includes 150.5 kilometers from Jaworzno to Kocierz.

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Tour of Poland: Neutralized stage ends with a minute's silence

In memory of the fatally injured Belgian cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht, the neutralized fourth leg of the Tour of Poland ended with a minute's silence. Lambrecht's six colleagues from Team Lotto-Soudal drove closed on Tuesday at the top of the 133.7-kilometer stage in Kocierz. On the target banner stood large Lambrecht's name and his start number 143, dipped in the colors of the Belgian flag. Thereafter, the entire field of drivers, the teams and spectators paused to remember the only 22-year-old Lambrecht.

The great talent had hit a concrete structure on Monday after a heavy crash on the third stage from Chorzów to Zabrze. He was first resuscitated on the spot and then flown to a hospital. There he died during an operation but his serious injuries. As a result, the organizers neutralized and shortened the Tuesday stage. Therefore, there is no daily rating.

The German champion Pascal Ackermann leads in the overall standings thus with twelve seconds in front of the Colombian Fernando Gaviria.

Injured cycling pro Lambrecht died of internal injuries

The Belgian cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht, who was fatally injured on Monday at the Tour of Poland, died of serious internal injuries. "Bjorg died of a serious liver injury that resulted in massive internal bleeding and subsequently Bjorg suffered a cardiac arrest," said team doctor Maarten Meirhaeghe on Wednesday in a statement from Belgian racing lotto Soudal.

The 22-year-old Lambrecht had crashed on Monday after a fall during the 3rd stage of Chorzow after Zabrze against a concrete structure. He was first resuscitated on the ground, but then succumbed to his severe injuries during an operation in a hospital in Rybnik.

According to team doctor Meirhaeghe, the great up-and-coming talent in his accident had the "greatest possible bad luck". "With such internal bleeding you need a miracle," said the physician. Even if Lambrecht had suffered such a trauma in a hospital, "the chances would have been poor."

"Bjorg had bad luck, he just rode in the field, touched a cobblestone or a traffic reflector or something like that, lost his balance and fell hard," Lambrecht compatriot and team-mate Jelle Wallays had described the tragic accident. No more than 35 km / h, the cyclists are driven, according to Wallays.

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Funeral service for injured cycling pro Lambrecht in Belgium

Hundreds of people have paid their last respects to Belgium cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht, who died in the past week. At the farewell ceremony on Tuesday in the church in Lambrecht's hometown of Knesselare, Germany's top sprinter André Greipel also took part. Last year, he drove together with Lambrecht at the Belgian Lotto Soudal racing team.

Greipel wore the coffin Lambrecht after the ceremony with other teammates. Subsequently, Lambrecht was buried in the closest circle. Many people watched the farewell party on a big screen in Knesselare.

The 22-year-old Lambrecht crashed into a concrete structure last Monday on the third leg of the Tour of Poland from Chorzów to Zabrze. Initially, he was resuscitated locally, but succumbed to his severe injuries during a hospital operation. Lambrecht was considered the most promising talent in road cycling in Belgium alongside 19-year-old Remco Evenepoel.

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