Lotto-Soudal riders will continue Tour of Poland 2019 after death of Bjorg Lambrecht

The team sought advice from a trauma specialist and said there was ‘intense consultation’ with riders and staff

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

All of the Lotto-Soudal riders at the Tour of Poland have decided to continue the race, after the death of team-mate Bjorg Lambrecht.

The Belgian talent suffered a fatal crash 48km into stage three of the week-long tour, being rushed to hospital where he died during surgery.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.