Michael Goolaerts

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Goolaerts in April 2017

Michael Goolaerts (24 July 1994 – 8 April 2018) was a Belgian cyclist. He rode for Vérandas Willems–Crelan.[1] He was born in Lier.

Goolaerts signed his first professional contract with Lotto–Soudal as a stagiaire, starting on 1 August 2016, before signing with UCI Professional Continental team Vérandas Willems–Crelan for the 2017 season. He made his debut in the Étoile de Bessèges,[2]

During the 2018 Paris–Roubaix, Goolaerts suffered cardiac arrest and was flown to a hospital in Lille, where he died hours later at the age of 23.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Michael Goolaerts". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  2. "Etoile de Besseges: Arnaud Demare sprints to stage 1 victory". Cyclingnews. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  3. "Paris-Roubaix: Michael Goolaerts dies after crash". 8 April 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  4. "Michael Goolaerts dies following cardiac arrest at Paris-Roubaix". Cyclingnews. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 8 April 2018.