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World champion Peter Sagan won the 2018 edition in a sprint finish with Silvan Dillier. Goolaerts finished 16th in the Sharjah Tour in January. Such a sad news." Quick-Step Floors: "Our thoughts go to the family, friends and team of Michael Goolaerts in these unimaginable moments of sadness.
World champion Peter Sagan won his first Paris - Roubaix title in a sprint finish against Silvan Dillier. Goolaerts , 23, died on Sunday evening after a crash during the race - though Sagan was unaware of the incident until he had The woman who ‘had to fight and claw' her way into motorsport.
Belgian Michael Goolaerts was left fighting for his life after suffering "heart failure" as world champion Peter Sagan won the Paris-Roubaix one-day classic on Sunday.
Goolaerts was in a life-threatening condition, according to organisers, after being airlifted to hospital having been found unconscious and not breathing by race doctors.
They were the first to try to resuscitate Goolaerts on the scene before the fire brigade and an emergency mobile medical team took over.
The rider was alone when discovered lying on his back, with his arms spread behind him and knees bent at a 90-degree angle about 100km into the race.
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World champion Peter Sagan won his first Paris - Roubaix title in a sprint finish against Silvan Dillier. However, the race was later overshadowed by the Goolaerts , 23, died on Sunday evening after a crash during the race - though Sagan was unaware of the incident until he had crossed the finish line.
Goolaerts crashed on the second of 29 cobbled sections in Paris - Roubaix , 109km into a 257km race regarded as one of the toughest and most prestigious in Read more on Danson fighting 'most challenging' part of life . Read more on Paris - Roubaix : World champion Peter Sagan wins first title.
"We would ask for patience on this matter," a spokesman for Goolaerts's team, Veranda's Willems, told AFP.
The hospital in the northern city of Lille told AFP that Goolaerts "was in a grave condition" when he arrived there by helicopter.
Meanwhile, Sagan said the other riders had heard nothing of the incident during the race.
He added: "We are going to go over to the hospital at Lille to see him. I'm very sorry for him."
The 257km race is known as the 'Hell of the North', in part because of the numerous crashes its treacherous cobbles provoke.
After attacking his main rivals 55km from home, Sagan outsprinted Swiss champion Silvan Dillier, the last survivor from an earlier break, in the iconic outdoor velodrome in Roubaix after 5hrs 54mins 06sec in the saddle.
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World champion Peter Sagan timed his effort perfectly to become the first rider since 1981 to claim the Paris - Roubaix classic with the rainbow jersey on his shoulders as he tamed his rivals in awe-inspiring fashion on Sunday, but his victory was overshadowed by concern for Belgian rider Michael Goolaerts
Roubaix (France) (AFP) - Belgian cyclist Michael Goolaerts died in hospital on Sunday at the age of 23, hours after suffering heart failure during the gruelling Paris - Roubaix one-day Sunday's tragedy completely overshadowed the race itself, won by Slovakia's three-time world champion Peter Sagan .
Last week's Tour of Flanders winner, Niki Terpstra, was third at 57sec and 2017 champion Greg Van Avermaet fourth at 1:34.
It was a second prestigious one-day classic success for Sagan, who won the Tour of Flanders in 2016 and has three consecutive world titles.
"I feel amazing, I'm so tired, but I was involved in no crashes, had no flat tyres and I just kept going," said the 28-year-old Slovak, who at one point was caught on camera using an Allen key to make some onboard repairs as he cycled along at more than 40km/h.
"I didn't feel that strong actually, I just felt the others wouldn't work together and that it was the right moment," he said of his break.
"It's very good for my career, when I was younger I dreamed of winning this race."
Dillier said his very participation at the race had been in doubt and admitted that without Sagan alongside him, he would never have secured such an impressive result.
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World champion Peter Sagan left his rivals in the dust on Sunday after a break from 55km out saw him clinch a jaw dropping victory in the 257km Paris - Roubaix Belgian Michael Goolaerts was airlifted to hospital in Lille in a serious condition after being knocked unconscious in a heavy crash, according to
Goolaert was rushed to hospital after receiving CPR treatment on the side of the road after a crash. The rider was found unconscious by race doctors. Paris - Roubaix is one of the five Monument classics along with Milan-San Remo, the Tour of Flanders, Liege-Bastogne-Liege and the Tour of
"I broke a finger recently and didn't think I'd make Paris-Roubaix because of that," he said.
"Sagan is an angel and devil in the same person -- an angel because he took me with him and a devil because I had to go man-to-man with him.
"Congratulations to him."
Known for his rapid finishing, Sagan launched his victory bid with a blistering attack from 55km out on one of the 29 cobbled sections totalling more than 54km in length.
- 'Too good' -
He soon stretched out a lead of more than 30 seconds over his main rivals for victory as he bounced over the cobbles.
Sagan latched onto an earlier break and soon made up a three-man group alongside Belgian Jelle Wallays and Dillier.
With 20km to go Wallays had dropped off as Sagan upped the pace and the breakaway duo pushed their lead out to 1:30.
Van Avermaet and Tersptra were slow to react and when they did they dragged the gap back down to under a minute with 13km to go.
But the chase stalled there as Sagan and Dillier dug in to ensure they had enough leeway to contest a two-up sprint finish.
Terpstra, whose Quick-Step team had been expected to dominate the race, said nothing could have been done to stop the Slovak.
"Peter Sagan was just too good today. It wasn't that Quick-Step had a bad day, he made the right move at the right time," said Terpstra.
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