Robert de Greef, in an induced coma after suffering a heart attack in the middle of the race

The Belgian cyclist suffered a collapse during the dispute of the Omloop van de Braakman and remains in an induced coma awaiting his evolution.


Belgian rider Robbert de Greef is hospitalized in an induced coma after suffering a heart attack during the Omloop van de Braakman race this weekend.

The Alecto Cycling Team, the cyclist's team, commented on how the event occurred Through a statement on its website: "Yesterday something happened that we hoped would never happen: one of our runners suffered a heart attack." During the first kilometers of the Omloop van de Braakman, Robbert de Greef felt bad and was made Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for hours. He was taken to the hospital in Antwerp by ambulance, Robert is fighting for his life and we ask that his privacy and that of his family be respected, our thoughts are with Robbert, his girlfriend and friends ".

La The cyclist's family also sent a message about the state of De Greef through their Twitter account. "As you know, our beloved Robbert is fighting for his life at this moment, time will tell us how to proceed, we would like to thank you for the messages and words of support. With love, the family of Josien and Robbert" .

De Greef had competed two weeks earlier in the Ronde van Drenthe, where he fought for the victory until the end and where he finished second after being overtaken in the arrival by his compatriot Pim Ligthart.



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