Norwegian cyclist Andre Drege dies in crash at Tour of Austria - GulfToday

Norwegian cyclist Andre Drege dies in crash at Tour of Austria

Andre Drege rides during a training session. File

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Norwegian cyclist Andre Drege died after suffering injuries when he fell during a downhill race in the Austrian Cycling Championships.

The organizing committee said that cyclist Drege, 25, a racer for the “Coop Repsol” team, fell on a slope, and his injuries were fatal.

The International Cycling Union, via the “X” platform, mourned the Norwegian cyclist, saying: “The International Cycling Union was shocked after learning of the death of professional cyclist Andre Drege in the Austrian race. Our hearts go out to his family, friends and teammates.”

The Coop Repsol team issued a statement in which it said: We were shocked by the tragic passing of Andre Drege.”

The penultimate stage from St. Johann over the Grossglockner to Kals in East Tyrol was won by Italian Filippo Ganna. The victory ceremony was canceled.

It was unsure whether Sunday's final stage will take place.

Tributes from teams competing at the Tour de France poured in after the news of Drege's death reached cycling's biggest race.

 

 


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