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Kristof Goddaert

RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,512
edited April 2014 in Pro race
Kristof Goddaert of IAM Cycling, ex-AG2R has been killed in an accident while training in Antwerp. He was a decent one day rider with several top 10s in good races.

Details here: http://www.sporza.be/cm/sporza/wielrenn ... _overleden

This is him on the left, having come second to Boonen in the Belgian Championships

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  • 27 years old

    Heartbreaking

    RIP Kristof
  • Awful news

    RIP
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

    @gietvangent
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Very sad news.
  • Very sad.

    RIP dude.
  • That's awful news.
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  • phil sphil s Posts: 1,128
    RIP young man
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  • My reaction - f***in hell!

    Watched that 09 champs and he lit up the race. Was he up there in GW when Eisel won it, as well?

    Literally unbelievable
    My Men 2020 - Mark Cavendish, Ben Swift, Fernando Gaviria, Alejandro Valverde, Edvald Boassen Hagen, Zdenek Stybar, Vincenzo Nibali, Geraint Thomas.
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    Sad news. The report suggests hegot stuck n some tram tracks, fell, and was hit by a bus. Seems a very mundane, ordinary kind of accident for a pro; they go through so many dangerous situations for a living, and then somethung that could happen to anyone on a bike. Very sad
  • TurfleTurfle Posts: 3,762
    Heartbreaking indeed.

    RIP Kristof.
  • Sonny73Sonny73 Posts: 2,604
    Tragic news, RIP.
  • Omar LittleOmar Little Posts: 2,040
    Sad news, RIP
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,019
    Very sad...
  • 1min silence for him before the start of the start of Stage 2 Oman:
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  • @f_cancellara
    A good day is ending in a bad one,bad news for cycling. RIP Kristof Goddaert. i will keep your smile.my deepest goes to the family.

    @MarkCavendish
    Just read the tragic news about Kristof Goddaert & brought to tears. Such a nice guy who loved racing his bike. RIP Kristof.

    @jurgenroelandts
    Strange how things can go... RIP Kristof Goddaert.
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  • MartinGTMartinGT Posts: 475
    RIP :(

    Very sad news.
  • It's amazing how big a part luck and circumstances play in life.

    Boris also falls off his bike and he's ok: http://road.cc/content/news/111282-boris-johnson’s-bike-destroyed-pothole

    If the mayor of London was crushed by a new Boris Bus after hitting a pothole, left unrepaired, I don't think we'd hear the end of it.
    When a cyclist has a disagreement with a car; it's not who's right, it's who's left.
  • From Matthew Beaudin, who's in Oman

    http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/02/ ... -on_317436
  • Pretty sad reading this:
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  • Nice piece by Haussler about his friend here

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/blogs/heinrich-haussler/goodbye-kristof
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

    @gietvangent
  • Thanks.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
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    I don’t know if too many people have noticed, but Androni’s Marco Bandiera has ridden this year’s Classics with two Belgian flag colored armbands with the late Kristof Goddaert’s name on them. Bandiera and Goddaert were teammates on IAM last year. Kristof has a special place in Ashley’s heart – back when we first started shooting races in Europe, we were doing it on our normal bikes – camera in a backpack, fully kitted, sprinting around the Vlaamse Ardennen, trying to catch as many spots as possible. Ashley had fallen behind on her schedule of locations for the day though and wasn’t going to make it to her final spot, the Oude Kwaremont. Just as she was resigning herself to the disappointment of missing the final spot, an AG2R rider pulled up alongside her, smiled, and gestured for her to get on his wheel. It was Kristof. He had just pulled out of the race and was going to the Kwaremont to watch the finale. It was a small thing, but they became friends, and despite that being the only time they ever met, it was one of those moments that lived on. We were both heart-broken to hear the news of Kristof’s death earlier this year, but remembering and mourning are lonely things – you feel like you’re the only one with that pain in your heart, that memory. So in some way, it was comforting to see Kristof’s name on Marco’s arms the last few weeks. It made us both smile a little bit to know that he was still riding this year’s Classics – and suffering through everything that goes with them, crashes and all.

    Jered Gruber
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