The cycling community is in mourning after a tragic accident.

André Drege, a professional cyclist from Norway, has died after losing control of his bike during the final stage of the Tour of Austria, race organizers confirmed. He was 25.

“On Saturday 6th July following a very serious crash during the descent of the Großglockner at stage 4 of the Tour of Austria,” the statement posted to social media read, “André crashed and sustained severe injuries.”

The note continued, “Our entire team is devastated by this tragic accident, and our thoughts and prayers are with André’s family and loved ones, his team Coop-Repsol, during this incredibly difficult time.”

Drege’s team also confirmed his passing on social media, adding, “André’s family has requested privacy as they mourn their loss, and we kindly ask that their wishes are respected.”

According to local outlet Kronen Zeitung, a rescue helicopter responded to the accident, which occurred when Drege crashed on the descent from Grossglockner to Heiligenblut. Following the athlete’s death, the final stage of the race was canceled and instead, cyclists participated in a memorial ride in his honor.

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