The first Belgian cycling race since the outbreak of the corona virus ended on Saturday in a big drama. The just twenty-year-old Belgian rider Niels De Vriendt died after a cardiac arrest in a practice race in Wortegem-Petegem.

De Vriendt was involved in a heavy crash in the first round. He remained motionless on the floor, after which the emergency services rushed to resuscitate him in vain.

More soon.