Only 22-year-old Belgian cyclist Börg Lambrecht suffered a severe head injury after a severe 50 km fall from the final leg of today's third leg of the race in Poland, despite his quick medical intervention. Dutchman Fabio Jacobsen (Deceuninck-QuickStep), who initially won, was later disqualified.
The talented Belgian cyclist is reported to have crashed into a concrete wall. He was already resuscitated at the scene of the accident and then sustained serious injuries during the operation, a spokesman for hospitals in Rybnik confirmed to Sport.pl. The death of their member was later confirmed by Lotto Soudal's team.
"This is the biggest tragedy to happen to his family, friends and teammates … Rest in peace, Bjorg," the Lotto Soudal team said on Twitter. However, their words are joined by the whole family of cyclists, who are enveloped in black.
The biggest tragedy that can happen to Börg's family, friends and teammates has happened … Rest in peace Börg … ❤️ pic.twitter.com/9u9LZkp2Rt
– Lotto Soudal (@Lotto_Soudal) August 5, 2019
Lambrecht was considered a very talented Belgian cyclist who entered the pros in 2018 and extended his contract with Lot in June for two more seasons. Last year he also made a great appearance at the World Cup for the youth when he lags behind only the Swiss in the road test By Mark Hirshi,
After being disqualified, the Dutchman wins Ackerman
After Jacobsen's disqualification, he was hit by an obstacle in the sprint final, the German won Pascal Ackerman (Bora-Hansgrohe), who remained the leader in the overall standings. Second on the stage was a Dutchman Danny Van Ashes (Jumbo-Visma) and the third is a Dane Mads Pedersen (Trek Segafredo).
Targeting sprint was obtained from Jakobsen but later disqualified:
– World Cycling Statistics (@wcsbike) August 5, 2019
After the third stage, which continued from Chorzow to the town of Zabrze, 150.5 km long, the fourth place went to the third place. Luke Metzek (Michalton-Scott) and has 14 seconds behind Ackerman. The other is Colombian Fernando Gaviria (Team Emirates) with 12 seconds behind the German. The tenth remained the second Slovenian Matthew Mohorich (Bahrain-Merida), which is a total of 23 seconds behind Ackerman.
Most Mohoric and Mezgec were in the top ten, the first was 13 and the tenth was Mezgec. The latter won the second stage on Sunday and recorded his 18th career win and second this year, the fastest in the Slovenian race phase.
On Tuesday, the fourth leg will be between Jaworzno and Kocierz and will be 173 km long.
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