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Belgian rider Lambrecht dies after crash in Tour of Poland

76th Tour of Poland 2019 - Stage Two

KATOWICE, POLAND - AUGUST 04: Start / Bjorg Lambrecht of Belgium and Team Lotto Soudal / Tarnowskie Góry City / during the 76th Tour of Poland 2019, Stage 2 a 152,7km stage from Tarnowskie Góry to Katowice / #TDP19 / @Tour_de_Pologne / on August 04, 2019 in Katowice, Poland. (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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BRUSSELS -- Belgian cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht died after crashing during the Tour of Poland. He was 22.

His team Lotto Soudal announced Monday that Lambrecht had fallen during the third stage of the event and that he was taken to hospital, where he died. The team said in a statement on Twitter: “The biggest tragedy possible that could happen to the family, friends and teammates of Bjorg has happened. ... Rest in peace Bjorg.”

Lotto Soudal did not provide additional details.

Lambrecht had secured a series of strong finishes during one-day classics in the spring and was named most promising youngster in the June tour of the Dauphine, a preparatory event of the Tour de France.