Belgian cyclist dies after heart attack during race

Paris: Cyclist Daan Myngheer died on Monday after suffering a heart attack during a race, in a second tragedy for Belgian cycling after Antoine Demoitie was killed in an accident a day earlier.

Daan Myngheer
Daan Myngheer

Myngheer, 22, who only turned professional last year, suffered a heart attack on Saturday after pulling up in the first stage in Corsica.

He passed away on Monday in a hospital in d'Ajaccio, on the island's west, surrounded by his family and his partner Emely, his team Roubaix Metropole Lille said.

"He lost his last race after fighting like a champion," the team said in a statement on its Facebook page.

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