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Belgian cyclist dies following crash at Paris-Roubaix

20:56 09/04/2018

From Flanders Today: Flemish pro cyclist Michael Goolaerts had died following a crash during the Paris-Roubaix road race on Sunday. The cause of death has been determined as cardiac arrest.

Goolaerts (pictured), who pedalled for Véranda’s Willems-Crelan-Charles, fell on the second set of cobbles at the 109km mark of the 257km race. He was revived by paramedics at the scene before being flown to hospital in Lille. His team announced his death on social media last night.

“It is with unimaginable sadness that we have to communicate the passing of our rider and friend Michael Goolaerts,” said the team. “He passed away Sunday evening at 22.40 in Lille hospital in the presence of his family members and loved ones, who we keep in our thoughts.”

It is unclear is Goolaerts, 23, suffered the problems with his heart before or after the crash, but the public prosecutor in Cambrai said that an autopsy would be carried out.

Goolaerts joined Véranda’s Willems-Crelan-Charles, based in Mechelen, last year following his first pro stint with Lotto-Soudal. The Lier-born rider had taken part in several of Flanders’ road races, including Dwars door West-Vlaanderen, where he placed ninth, Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne and the Tour of Flanders.

Written by Flanders Today

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