Tour of Austria final stage neutralised in wake of death of André Drege

Spectators watch as the pack of cyclists ride past in a mountain area during the 4th stage from St. Johann Alpendorf to Kals am Großglockner (151,7 km) of the 2024 Tour of Austria on July 6, 2024. (Photo by Johann GRODER / various sources / AFP) / Austria OUT
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Following the tragic death of André Drege on stage 4 of the Tour of Austria, organisers have announced that the final stage of the race will not be contested with a condolence ride set to take place instead.

André Drege, a Norwegian rider for UCI Conti team Coop-Repsol, fell on the descent from Großglockner on the queen stage of the Tour of Austria. His death was announced by race organisers following the stage finish.

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