Dutch mountain biker Annefleur Kalvenhaar dies after fall at World Cup event

Annefleur Kalvenhaar, 20, dies as a result of injuries after crashing during Méribel World Cup Eliminator rounds

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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.

"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.