‘Another young champ is gone’, cycling mourns the death of Daan Myngheer

Cyclists, teams and officials pay tribute to Daan Myngheer, who died after suffering a heart attack at the Critierium International on Saturday

It was a dark weekend for the world of cycling, with two young Belgian talents passing away at races in the space of 24 hours.

On Sunday, Wanty-Groupe Gobert rider Antoine Demoitié was struck by a race motorbike at Ghent-Wevelgem and died of his injuries later that evening.

On Saturday, Roubaix Lille Metropole rider Daan Myngheer suffered a heart attack after abandoning the first stage of the Criterium International and died on Monday evening.

>>> Daan Myngheer dies from heart attack suffered at Criterium International

Riders, teams and managers in the professional peloton expressed their emotion to the passing of Myngheer.

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Myngheer becomes the third young professional to die in Europe this year, after former Europcar trainee Romain Guyot passed away after being involved in a collision with a car on March 3.