Lambrecht would have needed 'miracle' to survive Tour of Poland crash

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Lotto-Soudal team doctor Maarten Meirhaeghe says Bjorg Lambrecht suffered the "biggest stroke of bad luck possible" in a fatal crash.

Lambrecht would have needed 'miracle' to survive Tour of Poland crash

Lotto-Soudal team doctor Maarten Meirhaeghe says Bjorg Lambrecht suffered the "biggest stroke of bad luck possible" in a fatal crash.

Belgian cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht died due to a major liver laceration which caused a massive internal haemorrhage leading to a cardiac arrest following his Tour of Poland crash.

Lambrecht tragically lost his life aged only 22 as a result of an accident on stage three of the race on Monday.

Lotto-Soudal team doctor Maarten Meirhaeghe revealed there was no chance Lambrecht could have survived due to the extent of the injuries he suffered.

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Meirhaeghe said on the team's website: "Bjorg died from a big liver laceration which caused a massive internal haemorrhage.

"As a consequence, Bjorg suffered a cardiac arrest. Bjorg had the biggest stroke of bad luck that was possible by the way he crashed.

"With such internal haemorrhages, a miracle is needed, a miracle which he wasn't given… The place and the time did not influence the consequences.

"Even if such trauma would have happened inside a hospital, chances of a bad outcome are real."

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