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Russian bicycle racer Pavel Sveshnikov dies during Moscow Grand Prix stage

He was racing taking the apex of the track and crashed there

MOSCOW, September 4. /TASS/. Russian bicycle racing athlete Pavel Sveshnikov died competing at a track competition in the Russian capital of Moscow on Friday, Vyacheslav Yekimov, the president of the Russian Cycling Federation (RCF), told TASS.

"He raced on the apex of the track and crashed right there," Yekimov said. "He [Sveshnikov] was immediately carried away by medics on a stretcher. An emergency ambulance was also immediately at the scene, but unfortunately his life was not saved."

Sveshnikov was 22 years old and at the 2018 Russian Cycling Sports Championship he finished second in the Madison competition.