Former U23 world champion dies aged 31 after suspected heart attack

Ukrainian Dmitry Grabovskyy won the U23 World Championship road race in 2005

Dmitry Grabovskyy finest moment came at the 2005 World Championships in Madrid (Photo: Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Former under-23 world champion and Quick Step professional, Dmitry Grabovskyy died on Sunday of a suspected heart attack.

Grabovskyy, who was born in Ukraine but took Israeli citizenship in 2015, won the U23 World Championship title in Madrid in 2005 by beating Australian Will Walker and Russia's Evgeny Popov. Three days earlier, he won the time trial silver medal behind Russia's Mikhail Ignatiev.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.