Belgian cyclist Antoine Demoitie dies from race injuries

Belgian cyclist Antoine Demoitie died Monday after succumbing to injuries he suffered during a race in northern France this past weekend.

Demoitie, who died at a hospital where he had been in intensive care, had been competing in the Gent-Wevelgem one-day event, a Belgian race that briefly crossed into France. The 25-year-old reportedly tangled with other riders and fell to the ground where he was struck by an official race motorcycle.

See the most-read stories in Sports this hour >>

"Antoine will be truly missed," Brian Cookson, president of the international cycling federation, said in a statement.

The federation said it will cooperate with authorities to investigate the circumstances of the incident.


New Orleans Saints sign former Rams defensive tackle Nick Fairley

Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski says he apologized to Oregon for chat with Dillon Brooks

Geno Auriemma to those who say UConn's dominance is bad for the sport: 'Don't watch'

Copyright © 2017, Los Angeles Times
EDITION: California | U.S. & World