André Drege dies age 25 following crash at Tour of Austria

André Drege
André Drege (Image credit: Team Coop-Repsol)

André Drege, a professional cyclist racing for Team Coop-Repsol, died at the age of 25 due to injuries sustained in a crash at the Tour of Austria on Saturday.

The organisers of the Tour of Austria officially announced Drege's death on Saturday, July 6, following stage 4 of the event.

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