There was a lot of racing this past week, but only one story. Intermarche-Wanty-Goubert’s Biniam Girmay made history by sprinting to victory after 250km of Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday. Significant in so many ways, not least that it was one of the most positive timelines after a race we’ve seen in a long time. It’s an extra-special Tweets of the Week!
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.