Lotto Soudal, the team of Monday rider Bjorg Lambrecht (22), will start on Tuesday during the fourth stage of the Tour of Poland. The Belgian cycling formation does this to honor Lambrecht.
The fourth stage of the Tour of Poland is neutralized. The riders ride together to the finish, but the ride will not produce a winner. Lotto Soudal is the first team to cross the line.
On Monday Lambrecht died as a result of a major fall in the third stage. Halfway through the 150 kilometer drive from Chorzów to Zabrze, he hit the asphalt.
The Belgian had to be resuscitated before he could be taken to a hospital by helicopter. According to Polish media he fell against a concrete sewer pipe.
49Killed cyclist Lambrecht was considered a great talent
Lambrecht was a great climbing talent
Lambrecht was a great climbing talent and he became second at the World Championship for promises last year. He made his breakthrough this season with high rankings. For example, he finished sixth in the Amstel Gold Race and finished fourth in the Waalse Pijl.
On Monday it was still unclear whether Lotto Soudal would participate in the fourth stage of the Tour of Poland. The team management left the riders free, but they all get on their bikes again on Tuesday.
Lotto Soudal wrote Monday to be upset by the news about Lambrecht. "The biggest trigadie that could happen to Lambrecht's family, friends and teammates is a reality. Rest in peace Bjorg."