The 2023 edition of the Schleck Gran Fondo, a UCI Gran Fondo World Series event that took place last Saturday, was sadly marked by a fatal accident.
The 3500 riders who set off from Mondorf-les-Bains for their 85 or 160km race split up halfway where the Medio Fondo route made a shortcut to re-join the Gran Fondo route a few kilometres further on. Soon after the two courses came back together, a 73-year-old Belgian suffered a fall and died.
We would like to express our deepest condolences to the rider’s family, friends and loved ones.
The accident happened despite all measures put in place to protect the safety of all participants.