The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is extremely sad to announce the loss of Dutch mountain bike rider Annefleur Kalvenhaar.
The 20-year-old Focus XC Team rider fell on August 22, 2014, at the cross-country Eliminator qualifying rounds of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Méribel, France. She was transferred to the intensive care unit at the Grenoble CHU, but despite all efforts died this morning.
UCI President Brian Cookson said : “I’m devastated to hear that the cycling family has lost one of its members at such a young age. Our deepest thoughts are with her family and friends”.”
Tragic news, a reminder of how dangerous cycling can be, and that riders risk so much for our entertainment. Annefleur was the u23 European Cyclocross Champion, a huge talent. My thoughts with her friends, family and loved one.