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Young Dutch cyclist dies

13 year-old Dutch cyclist Ron Gerritse has died after being hit by a car during training on Wednesday, May 11. Gerritse was riding with a few of his JVR De Batauwers clubmates on his new bike when the accident happened. He was taken to hospital in Utrecht in a critical condition, but died during the night.

Gerritse rode in Category 1 and had a number of friends among other young cyclists. His parents, Henk and Midia, have been very active within the organisation of De Batauwers.

The staff of Cyclingnews extends its deepest sympathies to Ron's family and friends. Condolence messages can be left at

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