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There was a terrible and unexpected situation in Paris- Roubax bicycle tour. Michael Goolaerts who was a Belgian -23 years old- bicycler died. The Belgian bicycler was the member of Veranda’s Willems- Crelan team. He died while he was cycling Paris- Roubaix tour.

For one day tradition in cycling is Paris- Roubaix tour which is 257 km had the worst tragedy this year. While the race was going on, young bicycler Michael Goolaerts fell into the ground suddenly. The member of Veranda’s Willems- Crelan Micheal Goolaerts’ heart stopped beating all of a sudden. Response was made immediately but unfortunately he did not suffer. After the response Michael Goolaerts was sent Lille Hospital by helicopter.Despite the all operations, young bicycler Michael Goolaerts’ heart stopped, because of this he died at 10.30 p. m.  Belgian bicycler Michael Goolaerts had an accident while he was in the 107th km. The causes of accident were unknown.

The team of Michael Goolaerts was Veranda’s Willems- Crelan said that we are very sad by reason of our athlete and our friend Michael Goolaerts does not alive anymore. We will not forget him and his memory. We will keep alive his precious souvenir forever.

Michael Goolaerts was the third Belgian athlete who died while he or she was in competition in those years. Wouter Weylandt died in 2011 while he was competing in the Giro d’Italia and Antonie Demoitie died in 2016 because of the competition of Gent- Wevelgem. Moreover, the member of Bora Hansgrohe is Peter Sagan who won the Paris- Roubaix tour in 2018.

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