Tragedy As Young Cyclist Dies During Popular Race
Lotto-Soudal cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht has died following a crash at the Tour of Poland.
The 22-year-old Belgian -- a teammate of top Australian rider Caleb Ewan -- fell in the final 100km of the third stage and was taken to hospital after being resuscitated, according to race organisers.
But his team confirmed he passed away on Monday.
Lotto-Soudal tweeted: "The biggest tragedy possible that could happen to the family, friends and teammates of Bjorg has happened... Rest in peace Bjorg."
The Tour of Poland confirmed the news on their Twitter account.
The statement read: "There are no words to describe this tragedy. Bjorg Lambrecht passed away following an accident on today's stage.
"Our thoughts are with his family, friends, team and the whole cycling community."
Lambrecht had secured a series of strong finishes during one-day classics earlier this year and was named the most promising youngster in the June tour of the Dauphine, a preparatory event of the Tour de France.