During the ninth stage of the Cycling race Tour Air France de Nouvelle-Caledonie the tragedy occurred, reports Cycling Weekly.
20-year-old French rider of team Shell Pacific Mathieu Rebel died as a result of a collision with a car «Ambulance».
He and teammate Erwan Petercam (team leader) tried to overtake the peloton on the slopes of mount Col de la Pirogue.
Cyclists at high speed, went down and crashed into the car, which was traveling uphill.
Mathieu Rebel died. Brentech have a broken leg.