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AG2R-La Mondiale trainee killed in hiking accident

Etienne Fabre, 20, was a stagiaire for WorldTour outfit this year

An up and coming rider with AG2R-La Mondiale’s development squad has been killed in an accident while hiking on in the French Alps Saturday.

Etienne Fabre, aged 20, had been on a trip in the Bauges mountains in the Rhones-Alpes region with four friends, says Velo Club Rodez, which he joined when he was 11.

The aspiring pro cyclist left Velo Club Rodez in 2015 to join Chambery Cyclisme Formation, AG2R-La Mondiale’s development team.

This summer, he became a stagiaire at the WorldTour outfit itself, taking part in races including Paris-Tours.

AG2R-La Mondiale said it had learnt of the news “with much sadness,” and sent its condolences to Fabre’s family, who are still coming to terms with his father being left tetraplegic after a bad crash while cycling last month.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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