Michael Goolaerts, 23, RIP.
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The cycling world mourns the tragic death of Belgian cyclist Michael Goolaerts, 23, who died of cardiac arrest after a crash during the grueling Paris-Roubaix race Sunday.
Note: As with any tragedy in life, it isn't unusual to analyze the facts and circumstances to determine exactly what happened and how to prevent it from happening over and over again in the future. With a sport as interesting and exciting as road racing, it should not be exempted from this scrutiny .
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How horrible - only 23. Sad.
"Michael Goolaerts death raises questions as to why so many young competitive cyclists suffer heart attacks."
Doping, or heart damage caused by endurance sports. Genetic defect stress failure?
I think it's deplorable that this young man passed in the presence of family and friends just days ago and the "why" is already spotted with the word "doping". May he rest in peace. And showing a video of his crash, please consider how you would feel if he was your son, or your brother.
Sad. Just really sad.