Kristof Goddaert (IAM Cycling) was killed on Tuesday in Antwerp after suffering a crash during a training ride. According to Nieuwsblad.be, the 27-year-old Belgian crashed while training, apparently due to his front wheel being caught in train tracks, and then was fatally struck by a bus while still on the ground.
"We think first of his family and loved ones to whom we offer our sincere condolences and assure of our support during this terrible ordeal," said a devastated IAM Cycling General Manager Michel Thétaz.
"He had used the Tour of Qatar to hone his shape ahead of the Spring Classics, but this tragic fate will prevent him from realizing his dreams. To honor his memory, IAM Cycling will continue to race with ten times as much desire to win given that he can no longer compete because he has moved on to eternal life.
(via Goddaert Killed In Training Accident | Cyclingnews.com, photograph via IAM Cycling | Kristof Goddaert)