Cycling: Rider dies after accident at Gent-Wevelgem classic

Antoine Demoitie. photo / Getty
Antoine Demoitie. photo / Getty

The Wanty-Gobert team has confirmed the death of Belgian cyclist Antoine Demoitie after an accident during Sunday's stage of the Genk-Wevelgem classic.

The team posted a photo on its official Twitter and Facebook pages showing a black-and-white photograph of the cyclist, with the text "Antoine Demoitie 1990-2016" and said a statement would be issued later Monday.

Demoitie was among several competitors involved in a fall and local media reported he was struck by a motorbike.

The team said he had been taken to the intensive care unit of a hospital in the northern French city of Lille and his wife and family had joined him there.

- AP

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