Stig Broeckx now out of coma after incident with race motorbike in May

Lotto-Soudal rider Stig Broeckx has regained consciousness after a serious incident at the Tour of Belgium and is starting to say a few words

Stig Broeckx at the 2015 Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Belgian rider Stig Broeckx has regained consciousness having been in a coma since colliding with a race motorbike during the Tour of Belgium in May.

Broeckx suffered a severe brain injury as a result of the collision, and it was initially feared that he would not regain consciousness.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.