AG2R stagiaire Etienne Fabre, 20, dies

French trainee lost his life in a hiking accident

Etienne Fabre

AG2R La Mondiale stagiaire Etienne Fabre, 20, died in a hiking accident (Photo: Twitter)

French cyclist Etienne Fabre, a 20-year-old who has just completed a training period with French WorldTour team AG2R La Mondiale, died hiking on Saturday.

Club VC Rodez, where 'Fabro' began his racing career 11 years ago in France's south, announced the news early this morning. It said he died due to a fall on frozen snow while hiking in the Bauges Mountains, in France's east near Albertville.

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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.