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Igor Decraene dies at 18

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Igor Decraene (Belgium) closes in on victory in Florence.

Igor Decraene (Belgium) closes in on victory in Florence.
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2013 junior men's time trial world championship podium (L-R): Mathias Krigbaum (Denmark), Igor Decraene (Belgium) and Zeke Mostov (United States of America)

2013 junior men's time trial world championship podium (L-R): Mathias Krigbaum (Denmark), Igor Decraene (Belgium) and Zeke Mostov (United States of America)
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2013 junior men's time trial world championship podium (L-R): Mathias Krigbaum (Denmark), Igor Decraene (Belgium) and Zeke Mostov (United States of America)

2013 junior men's time trial world championship podium (L-R): Mathias Krigbaum (Denmark), Igor Decraene (Belgium) and Zeke Mostov (United States of America)
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Igor Decraene (Belgium) celebrates victory in the 2013 junior men's time trial world championship

Igor Decraene (Belgium) celebrates victory in the 2013 junior men's time trial world championship
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Igor Decraene (Belgium) takes a bite of his gold medal from the junior men's time trial Worlds

Igor Decraene (Belgium) takes a bite of his gold medal from the junior men's time trial Worlds
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

World junior champion Igor Decraene has tragically died in an apparent suicide AFP has reported. The news broke in the Belgian media Saturday morning before an outpouring of condolences opened within the cycling community. Decraene was 18 years old.

Decraene won the world junior time trial championships last year in Florence and was currently training to defend his title in Spain next month. He was in line to ride for the Omega Pharma-QuickStep development team in 2015.