Our cycling world has lost another rider too soon. Late on Monday night, Roubaix Lille Metropole announced the passing of their rider Daan Myngheer after a heart attack sustained on stage one of the Criterium International. His family were with him when he died. He was just 22 years old, and once more we find ourselves with no words.
The cycling world lost another rider this weekend. Antoine Demoitié of Team Wanty-Gobert died of serious injuries sustained yesterday in Gent-Wevelgem. Reports say that he was involved in a crash with a few other riders and, while on the ground, was hit by a motorbike. His family was with him when he died. He was 25. There really are no words.
At the time of writing, Antoine Demoitié of Team Wanty-Gobert was in very serious condition in hospital after a crash in today’s Gent-Wevelgem. The details of the crash are sketchy but reports say that Demoitié crashed and then was hit by a moto. All our thoughts and hopes are with him and his family. I honestly hope that if I update this paragraph later, it’s to say that he is out of danger.