Michael Goolaerts Dead Paris Roubaix.

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Michael Goolaerts Dead Paris Roubaix.

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 9 Apr 2018, 10:12am

Hi,
None other news than dies after cardiac arrest after falling on cobbles, RIP.
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Re: Michael Goolaerts Dead Paris Roubaix.

Postby reohn2 » 9 Apr 2018, 10:25am

We watched the race on TV and saw the crash but didn't think it was so bad,I feel for his family,he was only 23.
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Re: Michael Goolaerts Dead Paris Roubaix.

Postby thirdcrank » 9 Apr 2018, 10:36am

Tragic.

Without spoiling it for anybody intending to watch it on any form of catch-up by revealing the result of the race, it's good to see the best man win.

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Re: Michael Goolaerts Dead Paris Roubaix.

Postby Audax67 » 9 Apr 2018, 11:30am

Saw the crash on FR3's streaming site, and also the raw video of the peloton glancing at Goolaerts flat on his back as they rode past. A bloke was swearing in French but at whom I couldn't say. I hope it wasn't at him.

Wondering now if the crash caused the cardiac arrest or vice versa. There seem to be a lot of such deaths in sport these days.

However it came about, I'm sorry for Goolaerts and for his family - it must be devastating for them.

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Postby mjr » 9 Apr 2018, 11:40am

Audax67 wrote:Wondering now if the crash caused the cardiac arrest or vice versa.

That had occurred to me. Some of the news sites report it as the crash causing it, but if it's the one I saw that I think it is, it didn't seem clear - and in the same posts as they speculate about the crash causing it, the sites relay the request not to speculate :roll:

Audax67 wrote:However it came about, I'm sorry for Goolaerts and for his family - it must be devastating for them.

Amen. The only slight comfort may be that hopefully he died doing something he enjoyed.
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Re: Michael Goolaerts Dead Paris Roubaix.

Postby TrevA » 12 Apr 2018, 12:17pm

Apparently it has now been confirmed that he had a cardiac arrest and that's what caused him to crash.

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Postby mjr » 12 Apr 2018, 12:40pm

TrevA wrote:Apparently it has now been confirmed that he had a cardiac arrest and that's what caused him to crash.

Inquiry opening in Cambrai https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/apr/09/michael-goolaerts-death-paris-roubaix and the autopsy confirmed the crash was caused by heart attack, not the opposite. http://www.velonews.com/2018/04/news/autopsy-confirms-goolaerts-suffered-heart-attack-before-crash_462988
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Re: Michael Goolaerts Dead Paris Roubaix.

Postby Audax67 » 12 Apr 2018, 1:27pm

Cardiac arrest will do that.

This is quite interesting, although it does nag you to sign up:

https://resident360.nejm.org/content_it ... ive-sports

http://www.dw.com/en/michael-goolaerts- ... a-43321799

Cardiac hypertrophy a promising candidate.
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Re: Michael Goolaerts Dead Paris Roubaix.

Postby Zoncolan » 1 May 2018, 6:24pm

Very sad - poor guy - really feel for his family and friends.