Mark Groeneveld, a Dutch racer with the Canadian XSpeed United Continental squad, died on the age of 20 whilst in Hong Kong within the early hours of Monday, the crew introduced.
Groeneveld competed within the Hong Kong Cyclothon (1.1) on Sunday however dropped out because of a mechanical factor. His dying got here neatly after the race, in step with a file in Noordhollands Dagblad. He collapsed whilst out in public and may just no longer be revived.
The crew stated the reason for dying is underneath investigation however is most likely because of a cardiac arrest.
“It’s with a heavy center that we tell the passing of Mark Groeneveld, whilst on a venture in Hong Kong,” the crew wrote on their Fb web page.
“On Monday, October twenty third, XSU and the arena misplaced every other nice soul. Our inner most condolences cross out to his circle of relatives, crew participants, and buddies.
“Whilst the instances of Mark’s passing are these days underneath investigation, we’ve got won initial knowledge that implies it will had been because of a center assault. We’re operating carefully with the related government to collect all of the details and give you the important reinforce to Mark’s circle of relatives all over this painful duration.
“Mark used to be an implausible person and a liked member of our crew. He had a exceptional spirit, at all times able to have the same opinion at the back of the scenes together with his infectious smile and warm-hearted nature. His presence brightened our days, and he’ll be deeply neglected by way of all who had the privilege to understand him.”