Cyclist Andre Drege dies in crash during Tour of Austria | World News

Norwegian cyclist Andre Drege has died in an accident during the Tour of Austria.

The 25-year-old crashed after losing control while descending the Grossglockner, Austria’s highest mountain, the International Cycling Union (UCI) said.

“The UCI is devastated to learn of the death of professional cyclist Andre Drege at the Tour of Austria,” it said on X.

“Our thoughts are with his family, friends and teammates.”

Local police told Norwegian TV 2 the crash was an “accident” and it was investigating the cause.

The post-race presentations were cancelled out of respect following the incident.

Drege had been with Norwegian team Coop-Repsol since 2021 and had won seven races this year.

His team said it was “devastated” by his death and that its “thoughts and prayers” were with his family and loved ones.

“Andre’s family has requested privacy as they mourn their loss, and we kindly ask that their wishes are respected,” it said.

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