Chris Anker Sørensen killed in crash at Flanders World Championships

The former pro was in Belgium on commentary duty for Danish television

Chris Anker Sorensen
(Image credit: Getty)

Retired pro Chris Anker Sørensen has been killed after being struck by a driver while out riding on the eve of the Flanders World Championships.

The 37-year-old was in Belgium to work as a co-commentator for Danish television and was out exploring the time trial course on Saturday afternoon, with Het Laatste Nieuws reporting the incident had occurred near a bicycle crossing.

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