Antoine Demoitie: Pro Cyclist in Serious Condition After Being Hit by Motorbike at Gent-Wevelgem Race

By Dave Martin, Epoch Times
March 27, 2016 6:38 pm Last Updated: March 27, 2016 6:38 pm

Belgian cyclist Antoine Demoitie was taken to a hospital in Lille, France, after being struck by a motorbike following a fall during the race. Demoitie, 25, was taken to the ICU at a hospital in Lille, France.

His team, Wanty-Groupe Gobert, said his condition “remains very serious.”

Where Demoitie fell hasn’t been reported, though his death already has. FittishDeadspin.com reported that fellow cyclist David Boucher tweeted that Demoitie had died from his injuries, though his original tweet has been deleted. His team confirmed though that he was still in the ICU as of 4:29 p.m. EDT.

Belgian newspaper, HLN, also reported Demoitie’s passing.

Details of the crash are sketchy. It hasn’t been reported where the crash took place and no video of the incident has been made readily available.