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Belgian cyclist Antoine Demoitie dies after mid-race crash with motorcycle

Belgian cyclist Antoine Demoitie has died after a collision with a motorcycle during the Gent-Wevelgem race on Sunday.
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Belgian cyclist Antoine Demoitie has died after a collision with a motorcycle during the Gent-Wevelgem race on Sunday, police told the AFP.

The motorcycle reportedly struck Demoitie after he had fallen from his bike.

Demoitie, 25, remained in critical condition after being transported to the hospital following the crash, but did not survive the injuries he sustained.

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“The rider died. An inquiry is under way to determine the circumstances,” said Frederic Evrard, spokesman for the Nord-Pas-de-Calais regional gendarmerie in France.

Peter Sagan of Slovakia won the 151-mile race through Belgium and France.