The cycling world is in mourning after the sudden death of Team INEOS sports director, Nicholas Gate, after suffering a cardiac arrest.
The news was announced after seven in the afternoon through the Italian Gazzetta dello Sport which was immediately retweeted by El Partidazo de Cope in Spain.
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He has died with 40 years
The French cyclist Nicolas Portal, Ineos sports director, He died Tuesday at his home in Andorra at age 40 due to cardiac arrest, as reported by the team.
"With the greatest sadness we announce the death of our dear companion, colleague and friend Nico Portal, who has died suddenly this afternoon at his home in Andorra”, Has published the Ineos in his Twitter account.
It is with the greatest sadness that we announce the passing of our much loved team mate, colleague and friend Nico Portal who died suddenly this afternoon at his home in Andorra.
- Team INEOS (@TeamINEOS) March 3, 2020
In 2009 he retired from professional cycling due to a heart problem
Nicolas Portal began his career in 2002 with the AG2R team. Then he went to Caisse d'Epargne, the one who was a companion of the Spaniard Alejandro Valverde, and later to the Sky. In 2009 he ended his career prematurely due to a heart problem.
After his sports career ended with Sky, he joined the direction of the British team and accompanied the successes of Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal on the Tour de France. Then he became sports director of Ineos.