Main figures from the biking world had been among the many mourners on the funeral of Belgian bicycle owner Michael Goolaerts.
The 23-year-old died after struggling cardiac arrest whereas using on the Paris-Roubaix race on eight April.
The Veranda’s Willems-Crelan rider was discovered unconscious and never respiration after falling on a cobbled part of the one-day basic.
He was using his first senior Paris-Roubaix, having competed within the under-23 version in 2015.
Christian Prudhomme – the boss of the Tour de France and race director of Paris-Roubaix – and Belgian biking federation president Tom van Damme had been amongst these on the church in Goolaerts’ hometown of Heist-Op-Den-Berg on Tuesday, the Belga information company reported.
A large display was put in in entrance of the church for the numerous mourners who couldn’t match into the constructing.
The Veranda group stated: “Today we said goodbye to our dear friend Michael Goolaerts. But ‘Goolie’ will always be with us, wherever we ride. We will always carry his continuous smile in our heart.”