Dutch mountain biker Annefleur Kalvenhaar died following a crash in the qualifying rounds of the cross-country Eliminator at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup stop in Méribel, France.
The Focus XC Team rider, the 2013 under-23 European cyclocross champion, was taken via helicopter to the intensive care unit at a Grenoble hospital, but died Saturday morning. She was 20.
“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,” said UCI president Brian Cookson.