Mountain bike rider Annefleur Kalvenhaar dies

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Posted: Saturday, August 23, 2014 11:08 am

MERIBEL, France (AP) — The International Cycling Union says a Dutch mountain bike rider has died from injuries she sustained from a fall during the qualifying rounds of the UCI World Cup, which are being held in the French Alps.

The UCI said in a statement that 20-year-old Annefleur Kalvenhaar died on Saturday morning after being admitted to the intensive care unit at a nearby Grenoble hospital.

She crashed on Friday during the elimination rounds for the cross-country event in the ski resort of Meribel. No details about the nature of her injuries were disclosed.

UCI president Brian Cookson said "I'm devastated to hear that the cycling family has lost one of its members at such a young age. Our deepest thoughts are with her family and friends."

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