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Jimmy Duquennoy, a promising Belgian cyclist only 23 years old, dies of a heart attack

Jimmy Duquennoy, a young Belgian cyclist of only 23 years old, died in the early hours of Friday 5 October after suffering a heart attack in his home. The WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic, the team of the promising cyclist, has been responsible for emitting a communiqué in the social networks with the bad news. Duquennoy, who was beginning to emerge as a sprinter and puncheur, was three years as a professional and had just competed in the Münsterland Giro in Germany, a race in which he retired last Wednesday.

At TodoMountainBike: Jimmy Duquennoy, a promising Belgian cyclist only 23 years old, dies of a heart attack
Young Jimmy Duquennoy competing in a race.

The tragic death of Duquennoy returns to mourning the Belgian cycling, adding this to the also tragic death of Michael Goolaerts last April when he collapsed competing in Paris-Roubaix. Both cyclists were young and without any health problems detected in the numerous medical tests they had undergone as any professional athlete does.