Riders and teams pay tribute to Bjorg Lambrecht


The cycling world is in mourning after 22-year-old Bjorg Lambrecht tragically died following a crash during the Tour of Poland.

The Belgian, who was earmarked as one of the rising young stars of the cycling world, crashed while competing on the third stage of the race between Chorzow and Zabrze.

World champion Alejandro Valverde said: “Deeply sorry for the loss of Bjorg Lambrecht, a cyclist who had demonstrated a lot in a few years. My deepest condolences to family, friends and team.”

Pascal Ackermann, who won stage three after Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) was relegated, said: “Today, the result of the race doesn’t matter. I was devastated to hear today’s tragic news and I would like to personally send my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Bjorg Lambrecht and everyone at Lotto-Soudal.”


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