Paris-Roubaix: Belgian Cyclist collapses and is critical.

Paris-Roubaix : le pronostic vital du cycliste belge Michael Goolaerts engagé après sa chute

Le coureur belge de l’équipe Verandas-Willems Crelan a chuté dans le secteur pavé de Biastre.

Le coureur belge Michael Goolaerts a fait une impressionnante chute sur le Paris-Roubaix, le 8 avril 2018. 
Le coureur belge Michael Goolaerts a fait une impressionnante chute sur le Paris-Roubaix, le 8 avril 2018.  (DAVID STOCKMAN / BELGA MAG / AFP)

Michael Goolaerts entre la vie et la mort. Les organisateurs de Paris-Roubaix ont annoncé, dimanche 8 avril, que le pronostic vital du cycliste belge, tombé lors de la course, était engagé. “Sa situation est toujours très préoccupante”, a indiqué Christian Prudhomme, le directeur de la course. Christian Prudhomme, race director has said that Michael Goolarts prognosis is not good and is in a critical condition following a fall during the race today. “His condition stays very serious” he said.

Peu avant 14 heures, le cycliste de 23 ans a chuté dans le secteur pavé de Briastre et s’est retrouvé inconscient et en arrêt cardio-respiratoire, selon les sapeurs-pompiers. Il a été pris charge et réanimé par l’équipe médicale de la course, puis les sapeurs-pompiers et les médecins avant d’être héliporté au centre hospitalier de Lille (Nord).

Just before 14h00 the 23 year old cyclist fell on the cobbles and was found unconscious and with heart and breathing stopped, according to the emergency people. He was revived by the medical team and taken by helicopter to hospital in Lille (Nord (59)).

Selon les informations de France 3 Hauts-de-France, une enquête a été ouverte par la gendarmerie. Les enquêteurs se sont rendus dans le bus de son équipe, Verandas-Willems Crelan, pour y vérifier l’état des vélos.

According to information received by France 3, an investigation has been opened by the gendarmes. The police met the Verandas-Willems Crelan team bus to check on the condition of the bicycles.

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