Roubaix Lille Métropole have announced its rider Daan Myngheer has died from a heart attack the 22-year-old suffered on stage 1 of the Criterium International.
Myngheer lost contact with the peloton in the final 25km of the stage with medical staff quickly making contact with the Belgian. He suffered a heart attack in the ambulance, which was transporting him to the Ajaccio, and was placed on life support. Myngheer was then placed into an induced coma at the hospital.
The team made the announcement of his passing via its Facebook page, saying that Myngheer had passed away late Monday-night. Myngheer has donated his vital organs, according to the team.
“It is with great emotion that we announce the death of Daan. He lost his last race after struggling as a great champion,” the statement said. “He died this Monday, March 28 at 7:08 p.m. in the presence of his parents, his sister Fleur Emely and her companion in the hospital of Ajaccio.”
“All our thoughts, sincere will to parents, his sister Fleur Emely as well as to the whole family.
“Rest in Peace Champion.”
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