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The weekly spin: The 10 most impactful moments of 2018

Some were wins on the road. Others were losses of the most grave nature. Some were decisions made behind closed doors, with massive impli...

Sports cardiology, and the complex nature of heart screening for professional cyclists

In April, the cycling community was shocked by the sudden death of 23-year-old Belgian Michael Goolaerts at Paris-Roubaix after suffering...

Wellens, Bastianelli win a somber Brabantse Pijl: Daily News Digest

In today's Daily News Digest: Wellens solos to victory at Brabantse Pijl, dedicates victory to Michael Goolaerts; Bastianelli wins first ...

Veranda’s riders unite in grief, share memories of ‘always smiling’ Goolaerts

Sunday should have been a high point for the Veranda’s Willems-Crelan team. Granted a wildcard for Paris-Roubaix, the squad headed to the...

Death in the peloton: On any given race day, tragedy can happen

Midway through Paris-Roubaix, I started to hear chatter about a bad crash, and that a rider was being airlifted out in emergency. Somehow...

Michael Goolaerts dies after Paris-Roubaix cardiac arrest

Twenty-three-year-old Belgian rider Michael Goolaerts (Veranda's Willems-Crelan) has died after going into cardiac arrest during Sunday's...