Knesselare (Belgium) (AFP)
Relatives, team-mates, fans and cycling fans gathered in Belgium Tuesday for the funeral of Bjorg Lambrecht, the young cyclist who died in full race at the age of 22 on 5 August during the Tour de Pologne.
Near the church of Sint-Willibrordus in Knesselare, there were several dozens, emotionally, wanting to pay a last tribute to Lambrecht, died from his injuries after a heavy fall during the 3rd stage of the Tour of Poland .
The German sprinter André Greipel, the Belgian team Lotto-Soudal - Lambrecht - Tiesj Benoot, the training manager Marc Sergeant, and the family of Bjorg were among those present, while a giant screen broadcasting pictures of the runner in black and white were installed outside the church.
A jersey of the Lotto team was placed on the coffin of the young Belgian, who was transported to the church by several professional riders close to Lambrecht.
Bjorg Lambrecht was one of the great hopes of Belgian cycling: he finished second in the 2017 Tour de l'Avenir, the stadium benchmark event for young people, and won Liege-Bastogne-Liège in the same category. year.
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