The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is very sad to announce the loss of Belgian rider Igor Decraene.
At a mere 18 years of age, Igor was the current Junior individual time-trial World Champion. At the end of 2013, he received the Vélo de Cristal as best Junior rider of the year in Belgium, and was due to defend his title in a few weeks time in Ponferrada at the 2014 UCI Road World Championships in Spain.
UCI President Brian Cookson said: "This is a terribly sad news. Igor was a very promising rider. Our thoughts are with his parents, brothers, family and friends".