Belgian cyclist Antoine Demoitié dies after Gent-Wevelgem crash

Belgian cyclist Antoine Demoitié unfortunately passed away after being run over by a motorcycle during the Ghent-Wevelgem race in Flanders, Belgium.

Demoitié, racing under Team Wanty-Groupe Gobert, was hit by a motorbike after several riders came down in a crash as the race passed through Northern France. It was reported that he was hit during an attempt to get up from the crash. He was then rushed to the ICU in a university hospital in Lille, France, immediately after the accident.

The 25 year-old was surrounded by his wife and family in the hospital and Team Wanty-Groupe Gobert had tweeted that he was in an “very serious” condition.

However, the cyclist passed away later in the  day.

“The rider died,” said Frederic Evrard, a spokesman for the Nord-Pas-de-Calais regional police told AFP.

“An inquiry is under way to determine the circumstances.”

Following the news of his death, many supporters went on Twitter to offer their condolences.

RIP Antoine Demoitié.

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