The 20 year old Belgian rider Niels De Vriendt is deceased. He participated in Wortegem-Petegem, the first race in Belgium since the corona crisis.
The mayor of Wortegem-Petegem made known the sad news. De Vriendt was early in the match to the ground, probably a heart attack. The emergency services have resuscitated the young rider, but that was ultimately in vain.
The competition is not disconnected. De Vriendt was an amateur rider and rode for the team VDM Trawobo Cycling Team. The rate pros also did it. One topdeelnemers, Sep Vanmarcke, opposite Sporza responded to the accident. “This was to be a day of course and fun. After fifteen minutes is brutally stopped.”