Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

23-Year-Old Elite Cyclist Crashes, Dies of Cardiac Arrest

Peter Sagan looked back to see Philippe Gilbert chasing him down at Tour of Flanders Peter Sagan looked back to see Philippe Gilbert chasing him down at Tour of Flanders
Sergio Cook | 12 April, 2018, 00:53

Veranda's Willems-Crelan rider Goolaerts was taken to hospital in Lille following a crash during the 257-kilometre race.

Goolaerts was hospitalised on Sunday after crashing out at the Paris-Roubaix one-day cycling race, his team announced, and died about 10:40 pm.

The Paris-Roubaix race has been nicknamed the "Hell of the North" due to the toughness of the race which features 29 sections of cobblestones. He was helicoptered to a Lille hospital, but "all medical assistance was to no avail".

Peter Sagan became the first world champion to win the Paris-Roubaix in 37 years, but the race was marred by Michael Goolaerts' suspected heart attack.

The statement added: "For now there will be no further communication as we want to give his close ones time to deal with this bad loss". He was quickly attended by a medical team and appeared to receive CPR.

"I avoided crashes, and, actually, I feel less exhausted than the previous years", said Sagan, the first rider since Frenchman Bernard Hinault to win here as a world champion. "We share their huge sadness", he posted on Twitter.

Team Sky said in a statement: "Everyone at Team Sky is heartbroken by the loss of Michael Goolaerts".

With 55km left, Belgium's defending champion Greg van Avermaet and Sagan attacked one after the other and the Slovakian quickly caught the three breakaway riders.

The AP explains the Paris-Roubaix race's difficulty by noting that almost half the riders didn't even finish in 2017. Trentin's Mitchelton-Scott team said the 28-year-old Italian rider suffered a fracture in the thoracic region and will remain hospitalized for a few days.

"Our thoughts are with his family and friends now", the team said.

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