Former cyclist Chris Anker Sorensen is killed in Flanders

Chris Anker Sorensen.

Chris Anker Sorensen.

The Flanders World Cups they have been dyed in mourning. The International Cycling Union has announced this Saturday the death from the Danish ex-cyclist Chris Anker Sorensen, what was Alberto Contador's partner at the Tinkoff - Saxo Bank, when suffering a accident with a car while riding a bicycle around Bruges.

"Today we suffered a tragic loss with the transfer of former professional cyclist and journalist Chris Anker Sorensen," the UCI announced on its account. Twitter, sending his condolences to his loved ones and to the Danish Cycling Federation. According to the first information Sorensen, of 37 years, it was hit by a vehicle, which caused fatal injuries.

Tour 2012 'Supercombative'

In his 13 years as a professional cyclist, in which he played 12 Grand Tours, Sorensen achieved a stage win in the Italy spin from 2010, another at the Dauphiné and the Danish championships in 2015, although perhaps what made his career most popular was his insistence on escapes. At Tour in 2012 he stood on the podium of the Champs Elysées when he was named supercombative runner, after getting into many escapes in the mountain stages.

Chris Anker Sorensen, on the podium of the Champs Elysees as a super combative of the Tour-2012. File

After hanging up his bicycle, he became a commentator for Danish television, and was in Belgium to cover the World Cups. cycling, which begin this Sunday with the elite men's individual time trial, between Knokke-Heist and Bruges.


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