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Cyclist dies after crash in Tour of Poland

9th Tour of Norway 2019 - Stage One

EGERSUND, NORWAY - MAY 28: Start / Bjorg Lambrecht of Belgium and Team Lotto Soudal / during the 9th Tour of Norway 2019, Stage 1 a 168,2km stage from Stavanger to Egersund / @tourofnorway / #TourOfNorway / on May 28, 2019 in Egersund, Norway. (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht has died after crashing in 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.