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Published: 13:27 | 29/3/16

Second Belgian cyclist dies after race

Daan Myngheer suffers fatal heart attack

Cycling has been rocked by the sad news that Daan Myngheer has died in hospital after suffering a heart attack during the first stage of the Criterium International in Corsica.

The 22-year-old is the second Belgian cyclist to loss his life in as many days after Antoine Demoitie succumbed to injuries he suffered when being struck by a motorbike during the Gent-Wevelgem race.

Myngheer pulled up 20 miles from the line in the first stage of the race at Porto-Vecchio on Saturday and it became obvious he was in some difficulty.

He suffered the heart attack while in an ambulance, before being transferred by helicopter to hospital, where he was put on artificial respiration and fell into a coma.

His team, Roubaix Metropole Lille, said in a statement: "He lost his last race after fighting like a champion."

They also confirmed that Myngeer's organs have been donated.

A minute's silence was held for both riders at the beginning of the Three Days of De Panne on Tuesday morning and tributes have flooded in from the world of cycling.

UCI president Brian Cookson wrote on social media: "My thoughts are with the family, friends and teammates of Daan Myngheer."

Tour de France organisers ASO, who also operate the Criterium International, said on Twitter: "Our deepest condolences go out to the families, friends and team-mates of Antoine Demoitie and Daan Myngheer."

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