Dutch mountain biker Annefleur Kalvenhaar has died after crashing during the qualifying rounds of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup cross-country eliminator in Méribel, France.
Twenty-year-old Kalvenhaar fell during Friday’s racing, and was taken to Grenoble hospital where she was placed in intensive care. The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) issued a statement that Kalvenhaar had passed away during Saturday morning.
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“I’m devastated to hear that the cycling family has lost one of its members at such a young age. Our deepest thoughts are with her family and friends,” said UCI president Brian Cookson.
Kalvenhaar was the current under-23 European cyclo-cross champion and rode for the Focus XC team.