NOS Sports•today, 11:58
54-year-old Dutchman Albert Pos died during a six-day motocross race in Argentina. On the second day of the off-road event FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE), a fall from his motorcycle killed him. The international motorsport federation FIM confirms this.
“This accident leaves a deep void and casts a sad shadow over an event that should be characterized by enthusiasm and sportsmanship,” the international motorsport association said on its website.
Pos, who lived in Belgium and rode on a Belgian license, participated in the six-day long-distance cross through the Argentine interior in a team with his compatriots Nigel Blömer and Alex Selling. During the second stage in the province of San Juan, he fell from his motorcycle for unknown reasons.
Emergency workers quickly arrived on the scene, but Pos died on the way to the hospital. He had already stopped prematurely in the first stage because he was overcome by the heat.
Minute of silence
Before the third stage, there will be a minute’s silence on Wednesday in memory of Pos. More than 350 drivers from thirty countries participate in the enduro in Argentina.
Watch a summary of the second stage of the ISDE in Argentina below. Images of Pos’ accident are not shown here.