Belgian rider Antoine Demoitie dies after being hit by motorbike at Gent-Wevelgem
Belgium’s Antoine Demoitie has died in hospital after being hit by a motorbike following a fall during the Gent-Wevelgem classic.
"The rider died. An inquiry is under way to determine the circumstances," Frederic Evrard, spokesman for the Nord-Pas-de-Calais regional gendarmerie in France, told Agence France Presse.
The 25-year-old Wanty-Gobert rider was taken to the University Hospital of Lille after the accident during a section of the race in Northern France.
Team Wanty-Gobert had said on Twitter late on Sunday that their rider was in a very serious condition.