On the eve of the World Road Cycling Championships, the discipline mourns one of its own.
Dane Chris Anker Sørensen died on Saturday in a traffic accident in Belgium at the age of 37.
The former cyclist was hit by a car, and did not survive his injuries, says Danish channel TV2.
Professional from 2005 to 2018, mainly within the CSC team, which later became Saxo Bank then Tinkoff-Saxo, he had taken the start of twelve great tours in his career (5 Tours de France, 4 Tours d'Espagne and 3 Tours of Italy).
He was elected supercombative of the Tour de France 2012, which he finished in 14th place.
If he won a stage at the Giro, it is on the Vuelta that the Dane signed his best rankings, finishing 19th in 2007, 12th in 2011, 18th in 2013 and 29th in 2014.
In his record, we can note a stage of the Giro won in 2010. Sørensen had also become Danish champion in 2015. The former cyclist was present in Belgium for the Worlds, which begin this Sunday with the against the -show.
The Danish TV station spoke with one of its former teammates, Kurt Asle Arvesen, who had just heard the news: “I don't know if I can express anything, it is of course very sad. He was a very efficient teammate and an absolutely wonderful guy, ”said the Norwegian, still in shock. Since the end of his sports career, the Dane had also become a consultant for the Danish channel.