Former Danish cyclist Sorensen dies in a car accident


Denmark’s Chris Anchor Sorensen celebrates on the podium after winning the sixth stage of the Dauphiné cycling race between Morzine and Latuswar on June 14, 2008 in Latuswar, French Alps. (Robert Platta / Reuters)

Former Danish professional cyclist Chris Anker Sørensen died after colliding with a vehicle while riding in Belgium, according to the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).

Sorensen, 37, was planning to comment on the Road World Championships in Flanders.

“It’s very sad to know the death of our good colleague Chris,” a TV2 sports announcer said in a broadcast.

Retired from professional cycling in 2018, Sorensen won the national title in Denmark in 2015 and won the 2010 Giro d’Italia stage.