A Dutch motorcycle racer died on Tuesday during an international motorcycle event in Argentina. The 54-year-old motorcyclist fell during the race and was taken away with serious injuries.
Albert Pos died on arrival at hospital, the international motorsport federation FIM confirmed. “This accident leaves a deep void and casts a sad shadow over an event that should be characterized by enthusiasm and sportsmanship,” the official motorsport website said.
The fatal accident happened on the second day of the FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Albardon, Argentina. This is an annual, six-day enduro race, a form of long-distance motocross in which the motorcyclists have to race across the countryside and on public roads. Motorcyclists from all over the world travel to Argentina every year where they compete individually and as a team for prizes.
The 54-year-old Dutchman participated as a team with Club Team Selling/Blömer/Pos. He fell off his motorcycle for an unknown reason and ended up in an unfortunate position. Some Argentine media write that he has become unwell, but this has not been confirmed by the organization.
Team members react to the tragedy in disbelief. “Enduro was his passion. His dedication to this sport impressed everyone who was fortunate enough to know him,” teammates told the motorcycle website Automundo. “The world of enduro and motorcycling in general is shocked by this heartbreaking news,” you can read further on the website. “His participation in the ISDE 2023 symbolized his love for motorcycling.”
The official website of enduro sport also commemorates the death of the Dutchman. ‘We would like to ask all our readers to keep Albert’s relatives and friends in mind and support them in the coming period. Sport brings us together, in good times and bad. Rest in peace, Albert Pos. Your dedication and enthusiasm for the sport of enduro will not be forgotten.”
During the course of Wednesday, at the start of the third day of competition, a minute’s silence will be held for the Dutchman. A total of more than 350 drivers from thirty countries are present in Argentina this week.
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