Stig Broeckx 'in a vegetative state' having suffered severe brain damage

Lotto-Soudal rider Stig Broeckx remains in a coma with severe brain damage following the crash with a motorbike in May - doctors say he may not regain consciousness

Stig Broeckx at the 2015 Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Doctors are concerned that Lotto-Soudal rider Stig Broeckx will not regain consciousness due to severe brain injuries suffered in a crash with a race motorbike at the Belgium Tour in May.

The Belgian rider is in a vegetative state in hospital, according to a Lotto-Soudal medical report, with attempts made by the neurosurgical team in Genk to wake him from an induced coma.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.