Tributes paid to Antoine Demoitié, one year after his death at Ghent-Wevelgem

Wanty-Groupe Gobert's team says it is difficult to race Ghent-Wevelgem without Antoine Demoitié

Antoine Demoitié (BEL/Wanty-Groupe Gobert)

(Image credit: kramon)

Team Wanty-Groupe Gobert says that it is not easy racing in Belgium's Ghent-Wevelgem today, one year after its rider Antoine Demoitié died due to a crash.

The Belgian fell 150 kilometres into the 2016 edition when it raced over the border in France. A race motorbike collided with him immediately afterwards.

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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.