Drama at the Tour of Austria: a young 25-year-old cyclist dies after a fall on a descent

Drama at the Tour of Austria: a young 25-year-old cyclist dies after a fall on a descent

Le coureur est décédé dans une descente. MAXPPP – Pierre Teyssot

Le coureur norvégien André Drege, 25 ans, est décédé samedi après une chute lors de la 4e étape du Tour d’Autriche, ont annoncé les organisateurs.

During this 4th and penultimate stage, the cyclist, member of the Coop Repsol team, was in a breakaway when he fell for an undetermined reason on a descent, in the Grossglockner region, on one of the most famous Alpine routes in the country, according to the APA agency, citing the organizers.

One year later Mäder

His loved ones and members of his team must decide whether the last stage will take place on Sunday or not. The ceremonies at the finish of today’s stage have been canceled. Last year, a 17-year-old Italian died during a downhill run in a regional junior race in Austria.

In the professional peloton, the last fatal accident also dates back to last year when the Swiss Gino Mäder, 26, of the Bahrain team, fell during the Tour de Switzerland, in June. The first half of the season was also marked by several serious falls in the peloton.

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