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Tour de Poland Cyclist Dead in Crash on 'Completely Flat' Road

Bjorg Lambrecht, 22, was a promising young rider
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2019 4:16 AM CDT
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(Newser) – The Tour de Poland turned tragic Monday when Belgian cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht crashed during the third stage of the race, dying at a local hospital. It was the 22-year-old's second time in the seven-day race, which, along with other races including the Tour de France, is part of the men's World Tour for cycling. Lambrecht "was considered up and coming talent in the cycling world," CNN reports; Deadspin calls him "one of the most promising young riders in the world." Details surrounding the crash weren't immediately clear, but race organizers said he was on "completely flat" road at the time. (Read more cycling stories.)

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