Stig Broeckx back on bike less than a year after suffering severe brain injuries in crash with race moto

Lotto-Soudal rider hoping to leave rehabilitation centre and return home in coming weeks

Stig Broeckx at the 2015 Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Lotto-Soudal rider Stig Broeckx is back riding a stationary bike less than a year after it was feared he might never regain consciousness following a crash.

Broeckx was riding in the 2016 Tour of Belgium when he was hit by a race motorbike, suffering a severe brain injury and being placed in a coma, with doctors fearing he might never regain consciousness.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.