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Belgian cyclist Goolaerts of 23 dies after suffering cardiac arrest in Paris-Roubaix

The Belgian cyclist Michael Goolaerts, 23 years, died Sunday hours after suffering cardiac arrest while playing the classic Paris-Roubaix, reported the team Vérandas Willems-Crélan

La Paris-Roubaix It is a cycling event that takes place over 257 kilometers, known for its 54 kilometers on cobblestones and which is called the "Hell of the North". This test is considered the classic of the classics and its 29 cobbled sections require a special mastery of the bicycle, with higher than normal wear.

The young man was transported in serious condition by helicopter to a hospital in Lille, in the north of France, after the emergency team will perform a cardiac massage on him and later be transferred by helicopter to a hospital in Lille.

 

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