An autopsy did on cyclist Belgian cyclist Antoine Demoitie, who passed away following a fall on Gent-Wevelgem race, was not able to tell whether or not the injury was triggered by a motorbike, said the Dunkirk prosecutor on Thursday.
Antoine Demoitie dies after he fell on the Gent-Wevelgem race.
The twenty-five year old was tangled in a fall with 3 other riders around hundred-fifty kms into the race later on Sunday as it went through Belgium and then into northern France. After that he was hit by a race motorbike when on the ground, before he was transported first to the Ypres hospital and after that being taken to an intensive care unit at Lille, where he lost his life battle.
Prosecutor Eric Fouard told a leading news agency that the cause of death was due to a blow to the back of the base of the skull which resulted in death by cerebral haemorrhage. But the pathologist could not figure out whether the injury was after the fall of the rider or the clash with the motorbike.
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Cycling great Cadel Evans’ retirement decision might have saddened his fans and the cycling world but the legendary Aussie rider has confirmed of no regrets as hung his boots. In fact, he has no doubt that it is the best time for him to retire.
The vivacious cheer that greeted him at post-race presentation of Down Under Tour was the live testimony of the iconic rider’s legendary career- that most possibly has no parallel.
However, a near-disaster at the last stage of the race remind him that there are certain things that he won’t be missing about his beloved sport. The Tour France champ somehow managed to bypass a bad crash on 2nd final lap of that stage race at Adelaide.
“I did hear the crash & a bike struck me in backside…Lucky I was that day that my bike was not damaged”, remarked Cadel.
“Anything can & does get wrong here in cycling.”
Whilst Cadel would have preferred to come up with a better performance than overall 3rd in his final Down Under Tour yet he is pretty comfortable with the fact that he tried his best to achieve one big result in his last race. Read more »
Cadel Evans has retired from the cycling world and the name of the event has been named after it.
The inaugural session covered 174 kilometres titled as the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road started in Geelong which received tremendous success ensured that race has a bright future which will go long for many years to come.
The race is going to maintain its popularity and can get best status by the International cycling Union. The race is the second best after Australian world race titled as Tour Down Under. After the tour titled as Cadel Evans, next tours which included women were held. Evans thought that with three finishes of the hilly circuit some amount of suspense and surprise were held in store. The Australian board of cycling believes that European tours can learn a lot from their tours.
To have a tour under his name is big achievement in itself. His career saw many ups and downs which was exciting in itself. Retirement has its own joys and he can do many things which was not possible for him to do at the time of his cycling days but now he has got plenty of time to fulfil all his desires which he for so long wanted to fulfil. He gave everything to the world of sport and to cycling especially. Read more »