Tragedy in cycling, Tijl De Decker didn’t make it. Two days ago he was involved in a serious accident


By John

In the end Tijl De Decker didn’t make it. So another tragedy for the cycling world. The 22-year-old Belgian, born in Antwerp, after struggling between life and death for about 48 hours, disappeared today. He had won the last Under 23 Paris-Roubaix and was considered a rising star in international cycling. De Decker, who was in the Lotto Dstny, Belgian men’s road cycling team, licensed by UCI ProTeam, crashed on Wednesday following an accident, in which a car was involved, while training in Lier. Then he went into a coma, until his team’s terrible announcement. “It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of our cyclist. This morning he lost his battle against the serious injuries sustained after a collision with a car, which occurred during training on Wednesday. We are shocked by this news and send all our love and Our thoughts to the family and loved ones at this incredibly difficult time,” wrote Lotto Dstny.
“Tijl landed hard against the back of a car on Wednesday. He was seriously injured and was transported to Lier hospital, where he was immediately operated on. Later the same day, he was transferred to Antwerp University Hospital Despite the efforts of the hospital staff, he lost his fight today,” added the Belgian team.