23-year-old cyclist dies after collapsing during race

ROUBAIX, France — Belgian rider Michael Goolaerts died of cardiac arrest after collapsing while competing in the Paris-Roubaix race on Sunday. Goolaerts’ team said the 23-year-old died in a Lille hospital where he had been taken by helicopter from the one-day classic. “It is with unimaginable sadness that we have to communicate the passing of our rider and friend Michael Goolaerts,” his team, Veranda’s Willems-Crelan, said in a statement. The team said Goolaerts died “in the presence of his family members and loved ones, who we keep in our thoughts.”…

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