Belgian cyclist Frank Vandenbroucke has died at the age of 34, a source close to the racer told the French news service Agence France Presse.
According to Belgian media, Vandenbroucke was found dead in his hotel room in Senegal, where he was on holiday. A preliminary diagnosis suggests Vandenbroucke suffered from a pulmonary embolism.
I’m actually a bit sad about this one. That kids was a product of the doping era and he went for it. Full throttle. You name it, drugs, divorce, drunk driving, he did it. Big wins, too. The Flemish Hope. The enfant terrible of the cycling world. VBD has a posse.by