An unnamed Austrian cyclist was seriously injured on Wednesday in a collision in Leuven, Belgium, where the World Cup is being held.

Last week, Danish former rider Chris Anker Sørensen died after a traffic accident around the World Cup.

During the reconnaissance of the World Cup course, two Austrian riders were hit by a bus, the local police reported.

A rider was taken to hospital with multiple fractures.

Leuven will be the setting for the road races of the World Cycling Championships next weekend.

Until Wednesday, the time trials will still be held in the Flemish coastal region.

Police have declined to say anything about the cause of the accident.

According to some Belgian media, the Austrian riders would have driven against traffic.

Photos show that the windshield of the bus has suffered significant damage.

Sørensen died on Saturday in an accident in Zeebrugge.

The 37-year-old former rider had traveled to the World Cup as a commentator for Danish television.

He was hit by a van while riding his racing bike.

Austrian cycling team and bus De Lijn collide during World Cup reconnaissance in Leuven #Flanders2021


Authorsporza_koersMoment of places11: 50 - September 22, 2021

See also: Overview: Programme, results and Dutch participants of the World Cycling Championships