Former cyclist Chris Anker Sørensen, 37, dies after being in a road accident in Belgium

Former Danish racing cyclist Chris Anker Sorensen died at the age of 37 in a road accident in Zeebrugge, Danish television channel TV 2 SPORT reported.

After his racing career, Chris Anker Sorensen, stage winner at the 2010 Giro, became a consultant for Danish television. He was in Belgium for the world road cycling championships, which will start on Sunday with the time trial between Knokke-Heist and Bruges.

Chris Anker Sorensen was hit by a car while riding his bicycle and succumbed to his injuries.

Chris Anker Sorensen was a professional racer from 2005 to 2018, mainly with the CSC team, which later became Saxo Bank and then Tinkoff-Saxo. He has five victories to his name: a stage of the Dauphiné and a stage of the Tour of Austria in 2008, the Japan Cup 2009, the 8th stage of the Tour of Italy 2010 and the title of Danish champion in 2015.

Chris Anker Sorensen has taken part in twelve great tours (5 Tours de France, 4 Tours d’Espagne and 3 Tours d’Italie). 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.

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