Belgian Demoitie dies in race motorbike smash


LILLE, France: Belgian cyclist Antoine Demoitie has died after he was struck by a motorbike following a fall during the Gent-Wevelgem race in Belgium on Sunday (Monday in Manila), police said. The 25-year-old, a member of Belgium’s second-division team Wanty-Gobert, fell around 150 kilometers (90 miles) into the race in Sainte-Marie-Cappel, northern France. He was then hit by a motorbike while on the ground, before being transported to a hospital in Lille where he succumbed to his injuries. “The rider died. An inquiry is under way to determine the circumstances,” said Frederic Evrard, spokesman for the Nord-Pas-de-Calais regional gendarmerie in France. The cyclist’s team earlier said Demoitie was in a “serious condition” in the hospital’s intensive care unit.



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