Tour de France star Maurits Lammertink has undergone brain surgery following an
accident in the Netherlands on Tuesday night.
The 30-year-old was hit by a scooter in Hengelo and was operated on overnight for his
His wife has confirmed the horrific incident to TC Tubantia as her husband continues to
recover in hospital.
An ambulance was quick to arrive following the collision and performed first aid on the
Dutchman, who was then taken to hospital with brain damage.
Maurits Lammertink was operated on overnight for his injuries. The Dutchman was
due to compete in next week’s Tour de France.
Lammertink currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Intermarche–Wanty–Gobert Materiaux
in road racing. And he also represents Tormans in cyclo-cross.
He won the overall classification of the Tour de Luxembourg ahead of Philippe Gilbert
and Alex Kirsch back in 2016.
Lammertink was named in the start list for the Tour de France for the first time in 2017.
A year later he was then named in the start list for the Giro d’Italia.
The star’s younger brother Steven Lammertink also competed professionally as a cyclist
before he announced his retirement in 2019.