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Cyclist Demoitie dies after Gent-Wevelgem crash

Belgian rider Antoine Demoitie has died in hospital after being hit by a motorbike after a fall during the Gent-Wevelgem cycling classic on Sunday, French media has reported.

“The rider died. An inquiry is under way to determine the circumstances,” Frederic Evrard, spokesman for the Nord-Pas-de-Calais regional gendarmerie in France, told Agence France Presse.

The 25-year-old Wanty-Gobert rider was taken to the University Hospital of Lille after the accident during a section of the race in Northern France.

Team Wanty-Gobert had said on Twitter late on Sunday that their rider was in a very serious condition but had no further updates. (Reuters)


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