Igor Decraene (26 January 1996 – 30 August 2014) was a Belgian cyclist. He had rode professionally since 2012. In 2013, he became the UCI world junior men's time trial champion. The event took place on 24 September in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. In 2013 and 2014 he was also national champion in the time trial for juniors men. At the time of his death, he was preparing to defend his title in Ponferrada, Spain on 23 September.
Decraene died in a train accident on 30 August 2014 near Zulte, East Flanders. He was 18. He was riding home from a party when he was hit and killed by a train. News of his death was reported mostly as a suicide, which turned out not to be true.
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- "Igor Decraene, world junior champion, found dead aged 18". The Sydney Morning Herald. 31 August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
- Van Hoofstat, Jef (31 August 2014). "Wielerbelofte Igor Decraene overleden na aanrijding door trein". Het Nieuwsblad (in Dutch). Retrieved 1 September 2014.
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