He was struck down by a heart attack.
A mountain biker was killed on Sunday during a race organized in the Lot.
The victim, aged 65 and from Cantal, participated in the Béduéroise, named after the town of Béduer where the start took place.
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, the alert was given around 1 p.m.
The sexagenarian was already in respiratory arrest when he was taken care of and despite a massage of more than 45 minutes, the firefighters and rescuers from the Samu were unable to resuscitate him.
A classic gendarmerie investigation was opened to find the exact causes of the death of this amateur athlete.
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