Stig Broeckx responding to conversation nine months after being hit by race motorbike

Lotto-Soudal rider able to understand conversations and speak simple words after coming out of a coma

Stig Broeckx at the 2015 Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Nine months after being seriously injured in a collision with a motorbike at the Belgium Tour, and two months after coming out of a coma, Lotto-Soudal rider Stig Broeckx is now responding to conversation according to team manager Marc Sergeant.

Sergeant said that he had visited Broeckx in hospital in the town of Overpelt earlier in February, and that the 26-year-old had been making good progress over the past months.

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