'Rider safety must come first' says CPA after death of Antoine Demoitié

The UCI also issue a statement on the incident at Ghent-Wevelgem which saw 25-year-old rider Antoine Demoitié lose his life on Sunday night

Winds split the peloton in the 2016 Ghent-Wevelgem

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The president of the Professional Cyclists Association (CPA) Gianni Bugno has reiterated that rider safety must come first and for further improvements to rider safety protocols during races following the death of Antoine Demoitié on Sunday night.

The 25-year-old Wanty-Groupe Gobert rider crashed with a number of other riders during the 2016 Ghent-Wevelgem before a motorbike fell on top of him. He succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Lille where he was immediately transported to for treatment.

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