gpolit.com
gpolit.com April 21, 2018


Belgian rider in 'life-threatening' condition after cardiac arrest

09 April 2018, 04:32 | Rufus Hill

After an exceptional run in the Belgian classics Niki Terpstra feels his chances are even better at Paris-Roubaix

After an exceptional run in the Belgian classics Niki Terpstra feels his chances are even better at Paris-Roubaix

Shortly after the race ended, Prudhomme, who is also the Tour de France director, told Reuters: "He has to undergo a scan at the Lille hospital". They later appealed for people to refrain from speculation as they wait for an update on his situation.

Goolaerts' team said the 23-year-old rider died in a Lille hospital where he had been admitted following his collapse at the one-day classic. Our thoughts are with his family and friends now.

World champion Peter Sagan won his first Paris-Roubaix title in a sprint finish against Silvan Dillier.

Last week's Tour of Flanders victor Niki Terpstra was third at 57sec and 2017 champion Greg Van Avermaet fourth at 1:34. Terpstra and his Quick Step-Floors team, who had been dominant on the Flanders classics so far, simply could not contain the Bora-Hansgrohe leader Sagan.

Swiss national champion Diller led Sagan into the velodrome but the latter used his superior kick to win only his second of cycling's five Monuments - two years after his triumph at the 2016 Tour of Flanders.

"It's very good for my career, when I was younger I dreamed of winning this race".

Trentin's Mitchelton-Scott team said the 28-year-old Italian rider suffered a fracture in the thoracic region and will remain hospitalized for a few days. "Thank you to all my team mates. And in the end I made the winning move".

But this time, he had no intention of playing to the sound of anyone else's drum and launched his victory bid with a blistering attack from 55km out on one of the 29 cobbled sections totaling more than 54km in length.

Goolaerts has been a key domestique for cyclocross world champion Wout van Aert through his inaugural spring classics campaign. In 2017, almost half of the riders did not make it to the finish in the Roubaix Velodrome.



Other News

Trending Now

Canada crash: Fatalities as junior hockey team's bus and lorry collide
Kevin Henry, a coach who runs a hockey school in Prince Albert, said he knows players on the team. Four members of the Swift Current Broncos were killed in a bus crash in Saskatchewan in 1986.

Pep Guardiola backs Manchester City system following back-to-back defeats
Now we will try, if we are courageous enough, to stand up again and focus on Tuesday", said City manager Pep Guardiola . "Unfortunately, today they managed to score the goals, we didn't".

Sensex rises 570 pts, Nifty above 10300 as RBI holds policy rates
The rally extended to the broader markets as well, lifting the mid-cap index by 1.88 per cent and small-cap 1.87 per cent. Global markets were strong in trade as recent investor worries over an elevation in US-China trade tensions abated.

Prince Charles heads for Bundaberg Rum country
Later that day, Prince Charles and Camilla attended the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. Is it true that you carry your own toilet seat when you travel?', asked Hit105 reporter Jase .

Cardi B hits gold with "Invasion Of Privacy"
Cardi B has been teasing fans for a while as she's been claiming how much time and work she has been putting into the album. But she denied the report and said, "I'm just getting fat".

Bill aimed at reducing use of lethal force introduced in Califor
The results of an independent autopsy of Clark commissioned by Clark's family revealed he had been struck by eight bullets. Advocates of the legislation say they hope the bill will spur local agencies to review their own policies on use of force.

Man involved in Edinboro shooting pleads guilty to attempted robbery
Prosecutors say Garcia faces up to 10 years in prison when she's sentenced and must pay restitution as ordered by the court. Tad Cummins pleaded guilty Thursday to obstruction of justice and crossing state lines to have sex with a minor.

Centre of Milky Way is teeming with black holes
Hailey and his colleagues went back through archived observations made by this telescope to look for evidence of black holes. Despite telescopes being trained on the galactic centre for more than a decade, astrophysicists have had no joy.

Kimi Raikkonen Takes Friday Practice in Bahrain
We had an hydraulic leak in (the last) Melbourne race and were fortunate to finish the race", a Mercedes spokesman said. Qualifying for the 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix has resulted in a Front row for Ferrari, with Sebastian Vettel on pole.

Canada increases trade with USA , but trade deficit widens
He has also slapped 25 percent import duties on steel and 10 percent on aluminum. Stocks on Wall Street were trading higher while prices for U.S.