A real nightmare unfolded in Austria. A 25-year-old cyclist died

A real nightmare unfolded in Austria. A 25-year-old cyclist died

Bad news came from Austria. Andre Drege died during the race around that country. The whole drama unfolded on Saturday’s stage.

The portal cyclinguptodate.com reported that Andre Drege fell on the descent from the Grossglockner to Heiligenblut. The Norwegian died at the scene as a result of his injuries. The details are not yet known, but the police are currently investigating them. The cycling community is in mourning.

Andre Drege is dead. Official statement

The Tour of Austria race organizers expressed their condolences to the rider’s family on social media, and provided the first details about the accident.

“It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we have to announce the death of Andre Drege. On Saturday, July 6, due to a serious accident during stage 4 on the route from Glosglockner, Andre fell and suffered very serious injuries. Our team is completely devastated by this tragic accident, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and loved ones of Andre and his Coop-Repsol team at this extremely difficult time,” reads the official statement from the race organizer, which can be found on social media.

Telling scenes after Drege’s death

Saturday’s stage was won by Italian Filippo Ganna, but as soon as the organizers learned of Drege’s fatal accident, they decided to cancel the podium festivities. We are also still waiting for an official announcement regarding the final stage of the Tour of Austria scheduled for Sunday. Let us recall that Rafał Majka (UAE Team Emirates) is taking part in this event and has been doing very well so far, as he is in eighth place in the general classification.

Andre Drege was not an anonymous rider. Suffice it to say that in the 2022 season he won the International Rhodes Grand Prix and the Gylne Gutuer classic. He represented Team Coop-Repsol on a daily basis. He died at the age of 25.

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