Obituary: Bjorg Lambrecht, 1997 - 2019

The rising Belgian star died after a crash during the Tour of Poland

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Bjorg Lambrecht, the 22-year-old Belgian talent, died on August 5 during the third stage of the 2019 Tour of Poland as its passed between Bełk and Palowice.

Born on April 2, 1997, he came from a black hole in a cycling-rich country. Those familiar with Knesselare, midway between Bruges and Ghent, cannot recall of many big stars who rode from that village to the top.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.