The death of Belgian cyclist Antoine Demoitié has led to calls by the Professional Cyclists Association to improve security during races.
Se confirma la trágica noticia que nadie quería escucha. Fallece Antonie Demoitie. Luto en el ciclismo, DEP. pic.twitter.com/VPBjkFaxT3— Road&Mud (@_RoadAndMud) March 27, 2016
The 25-year-old rider was hit by a motorbike after a fall during the Gent-Wevelgem cycling classic on Sunday.
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So sad to hear of the passing of Antoine Demoitié. Condolences to his friends and family.— Chris Froome (@chrisfroome) March 28, 2016
Such tragic news. RIP Antoine Demoitie. My thoughts and condolences are with your family, friends and teammates.— Mark Cavendish (@MarkCavendish) March 28, 2016
was taken to the University Hospital of Lille after the accident during a section of the race in Northern France but his team, Wanty-Gobert, confirmed Demoitié’s death on Sunday night.
Antoine Demoitié, ciclista belga del Wanty-Gobert, ha fallecido tras ser atropellado por una moto. pic.twitter.com/3sKZsIuHiX— Marcadores (@Marcadores_com) March 28, 2016