Paris-Roubaix Dedicates Secteur Michael Goolaerts

Michael Goolaerts (Veranda's Willems-Crelan Pro Cycling)

Paris-Roubaix organisers ASO have named a pavé sector in memory of Michael Goolaerts , dedicating it with a memorial ceremony on Sunday. Family and friends of Goolaerts and members of his Veranda's Willems-Crelan team attended the ceremony along with the local mayor and mayor of Goolaerts' hometown. The sector formerly known as Secteur Pavé Chemin de Saint-Quentin will now be known as Secteur Michael Goolaerts. As well as renaming the cobbled sector, a monument has been erected in his memory near the place where he fell. Goolaerts died during this year's edition of Paris-Roubaix after suffering a cardiac arrest on the second cobbled sector, between Viesly and Briastre. The 23-year-old was in just his second season as a professional with Veranda's Willems-Crelan and had contested his second Tour of Flanders the week before, getting into the day's early break. Goolaerts was in the main bunch as the peloton began the ...

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