Mountain bike rider Annefleur Kalvenhaar dies after crash

Annefleur Kalvenhaar
Kalvenhaar crashed on Friday during the UCI World Cup event in the French Alps

Dutch mountain-bike rider Annefleur Kalvenhaar has died from injuries in a fall during the qualifying rounds of the UCI World Cup in the French Alps.

The 20-year-old died on Saturday after being admitted to the intensive care unit at a nearby Grenoble hospital.

She crashed on Friday during the elimination rounds for the cross-country event in the resort of Meribel.

"I'm devastated that cycling has lost one of its members at such a young age," said UCI president Brian Cookson.

"Our deepest thoughts are with her family and friends.''

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