Chris Anker Sørensen died on Saturday at the age of 37 in a bicycle accident in the Flemish town of Zeebrugge.

The former cyclist was in Belgium to report on the World Cup for Danish television.

"It is with great sadness that I have received the news that our good colleague Chris Anker Sørensen has passed away," says Frederik Lauesen, director of TV 2 SPORT, the Dane's employer.

"Chris was cycling in Belgium when he was hit by a car. He later died of his injuries. We extend our deepest condolences to his family."

Sørensen was a respected pro in the peloton between 2005 and 2018.

The climber, who rode for the Danish team Saxo Bank for seven years, mainly did his job as a foreman, but also won a stage in the Critérium du Dauphiné (2008) and the Giro d'Italia (2010).

Sørensen started twelve times in a Grand Tour and finished fourteenth in the Tour de France in 2012.

A year earlier, he had finished twelfth in the Vuelta a España.

Den danske sykkelhelten Chris Anker Sørensen dead etter ulykke https://t.co/6rVgWLkr9f

Avatar

Author2sportsMoment of places20: 17 - 18 September 2021

Keywords: