Rider dies at 24 hours of Dubai race

Inaugural endurance event cancelled following tragedy

The inaugural 24 hours of Dubai mountain bike endurance race has been cancelled following the death of a participant.

The 45 year old German rider, Thomas Gräßle, died just an hour into the race after falling heavily in the amphitheatre section of a course within Dubai’s Al Mamzar Park. 

An Austrian and a German doctor who were also racing were quickly on the scene but were unable to save Gräßle.

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