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Dutch mountain biker Annefleur Kalvenhaar dies following World Cup crash

Dutch mountain biker Annefleur Kalvenhaar died following a crash in the qualifying rounds of the cross-country Eliminator at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup stop in Méribel, France.

The Focus XC Team rider, the 2013 under-23 European cyclocross champion, was taken via helicopter to the intensive care unit at a Grenoble hospital, but died Saturday morning. She was 20.

“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,” said UCI president Brian Cookson.