Local professional cyclist dies in race in Austria

Local professional cyclist dies in race in Austria

According to the Austrian website ORF.

Death confirmed by Drege team Solution Collaboration Team

“Absolutely unbelievably sad. The unthinkable has happened,” says Roy Hegreberg of Coop-Resol. VG.

“It's incredibly tragic,” Anders Hellvik, chairman of Stranda Cycling Club, tells Sunnmørsposten.

“He had an amazing season. I can’t put into words how amazing it was,” says Heidi Stenbock-Haakstad, president of the Norwegian Cycling Association, to VG. “I’ve followed him since he was a little kid.”

– In the initial stage of the investigation

According to ORF, Drege must have died in a crash while descending the mountain.

According to the information TV 2 As reported, the cause of the accident is not yet known.

– We are in the initial phase of the investigation, Lieutenant Colonel Werner Meyer of the police in Heiligenblut tells TV 2.

The post-race awards ceremony was cancelled as a result of the tragic accident.

It is also appropriate to cancel the final stage of the race scheduled for Sunday.

Found unconscious

according to ORF Andre Dreij was found unconscious on the side of the road.

Resuscitation was attempted – to no avail.

He died at the scene, according to local police.

An investigation has been opened by people who were in the vicinity of the accident.

Drege's bike will also be inspected.

He was going to be a pro.

At the end of June, news came out that Andre Dreij would likely become the first professional cyclist at Sonmur.

Landevei.no reports that Drege has signed an agreement with WorldTour team Jayco-AlUla from 2025 onwards.

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This team competes at the highest level and has participated, among other things, in the Tour de France, which is held every July.

This year, Drage rode for the Coop-Repsol team.

– We are destroyed

The organizers of “Around Austria” also confirmed the death themselves.

“We are absolutely devastated by this tragic incident,” they wrote on Instagram. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Andre’s family, loved ones and team during this incredibly difficult time.”

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