Antoine Demoitié, 1990-2016

With his talent in the ascendancy, a popular young rider left us on Sunday night

Antoine Demoitié

(Image credit: kramon)

Antoine Demoitié, who died on Sunday night after a crash in Belgium's classic Ghent-Wevelgem, left cycling a happy man. He had only recently married, and on Friday made an escape in his first WorldTour race, the E3 Harelbeke.

On Sunday it was a different story. The 25-year-old from Liège was hit by a motorcycle after falling from his bike 150 kilometres into the race. Medics took him to the Lille hospital, where he died with his wife and family by his bedside.

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