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Investigation launched into Michael Goolaerts' death during Paris-Roubaix

12 April, 2018, 07:30 | Author: Greg Wolfe
  • Peter Sagan and his teammates previewed part of the Paris Roubaix route Thursday

Goolaerts hadn't raced it before and crashed in the second of the course's 29 cobblestone sections, which make up about 20% of the course, while making a right-hand turn.

As they waited for news from the hospital in Lille, the Veranda's Willems-Crelan-Charles team urged people not to speculate about Goolaerts' condition.

"He also died of cardiac arrest, and all of medical attention was no avail".

David Lappartient, president of cycling's world governing body the UCI, said in a statement: "On behalf of the UCI and the cycling family as a whole, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the family, team and loved ones of Michael Goolaerts, who left too early".

No images of the incident were available but TV footage of the race showed Goolaerts lying unresponsive on the side of the road as the peloton passed him.

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"I'm exhausted following this race", Sagan, the first rider as Frenchman Bernard Hinault to triumph here as a world champion, said. "We share their huge sadness", Mr Lappartient wrote on Twitter. Of the classics, Paris-Roubaix is the toughest.

Peter Sagan won the race ahead of Silvan Dillier of Switzerland.

He had made six previous attempts to win the 257 kilometres race, regarded as one of the toughest one-day tests on the calendar, with a best result of sixth in 2014. "Our thoughts are with his family and friends".

The Slovakian attacked 54 kilometers from the finish and bridged alone to the day's breakaway and drove the group to the finish.

Inevitably, it was the former who took the sprint, adding this Paris-Roubaix victory to that of his 2016 Tour of Flanders win. 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.

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